Friday, April 20, 2018

A to Z Challenge -The Letter R Ribbit, Ribbit

I am participating in the “April Blogging From A to Z Challenge” for 2018.  Except for Sundays, but starting with Sunday April 1, I will be writing a post each day in April.  Working through the alphabet, by the end of the challenge I will have posted 26 writings.  

Sometimes a knitting project I am working on becomes tiresome and tedious.  It could be that the color of the yarn does not look the same knitted up as it did when it was wound in the ball.

Perhaps the project is taking much longer than I thought it would.  
The knitting process can get boring if the pattern calls for the same stitch to be knit over and over again.  The “Stockinette Stitch” is one where you alternate a knit stitch on one row and a purl stitch on the next row.

More often than not, though, I just get plain bored with the project because I have found something new and different that I am obsessing to knit instead. 

I must say, though,  I usually finish what I have started. 

I am currently working on a sweater.  
I am not feeling the color. When I found the yarn on the shelf in the dimly lit yarn shop, I thought it was a soft gray.  But as I am knitting with the yarn, it actually looks like a moss green.  
The pattern throughout the whole sweater is the stockinette stitch, which like I said, is a very boring stitch.  
I started this project three months ago and have barely touched it in the last month.   
Oh, I try to psych myself up to work on it.  I pull it out of the closet and then out of the knitting bag.  I hold it up and turn it this way and that.  I pet the yarn and think about how soft it feels and how nice it would feel to wear it. 
I settle into my knitting spot, the cozy stuffed chair.  I pick up the sweater.  I take out the directions and find where I left off.   I decide I need a drink of water.  I put the sweater down, get up go to the kitchen.  There are dishes in the sink.  I rinse them off and put them in the dishwasher.  I remember that I owe my daughter a phone call.  An hour later, after we say good-bye, I go back to my chair, and decide I’m too tired to knit now and will pick it up tomorrow.  
I have decided that I am now at the point where I am considering ripping out the sweater.  In knitting lingo the term for this is called “frog” or “frogging”.
I wonder if someone thought to name it that because, you know “rip it” little like the sound a frog makes, “ribbit”. 

To “ribbit” or not.  That is the question. 


  1. Hari OM
    Well, if you've got 'a bee in your bonnet' and your are hearing 'ribbits' then maybe you just have to get on with it! Mother pulled back many works because they just didn't come up to her expectation one way or other. I recall one sweater just about finished, but the neck rib... but the row neat the bginning that she complained about the wbhole time kep at her... and the shole thing disappeared...

    Ribbit... YAM xx

    1. ..;.oh dear, past bed time typos... sorry bout that... Yx

  2. I'm pretty sure it's called frogging because you "rip it". I believe I saw that particular explantion someplace.

    It's a pretty sweater. But if you're bored with it, frog it. There are so many great patterns that you could knit with the yarn instead. Leave the stockinette to the beginners.

  3. On my computer monitor it looks more beige in the top photos but gray in the bottom one. May just be the play of daylight on the piece. Sending good vibes for a satisfying decision!
    Stephanie Finnell
    @randallbychance from
    Katy Trail Creations