The Frog Pond

This morning I was all set to do the heel flap for the second sock… I counted the stitches on my needles, and ack! I had 2 too many stitches. I tinked (unknit… “knit” spelled backwards), stitch by stitch, for a couple of rows. Still too many. Dang! So I decided to frog it ‘way back. Frog it? I have frogs in my socks? Nope. “Frogging” is a knitting euphemism for taking the project off the needles and, instead of going backwards stitch by stitch, just yanking out a whole bunch at a time. Rippit! Rippit! That’s frogging. If you frog the entire project, then it’s “sending it to the frog pond”, and you have to start all over again from the very beginning.

Fortunately, I only had to frog back about 10 rows. I saw where I’d goofed up and fixed it. All the stitches had to be put back on the needles again, making sure they weren’t twisted. It took about 30 minutes to fix things, then only about 15 minutes to get back to where I’d left off. I likened the experience to a bad fall on the ice during the ice skating competition and getting right back up and finishing my skate program. Kinda like the team from China last night, only not nearly so painful!

Tonight during the games I’ll get that heel flap done and hopefully turn the heels of both socks. Then I’ll be ready for doing the gussets (see previous post on Sock Anatomy if you need to).

I’m in touch with other members of Team Hawai‘i Nei; everyone is doing great. I hope to post their progress here by tomorrow.

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