Slightly less than a year ago, I finished a pair of socks that feature the Loch Ness monster and are done in sparkly gradient yarn. I was pretty excited, because who doesn’t love Nessie? And sparkly gradient yarn?
And then I tried them on. WAY too big. They were top down, so I couldn’t really try them on before the were finished. But it might still be OK. They are done in stranded colorwork, so maybe a wash would – tighten them up a little? Even if no, they would be fine at-home socks.
And then I washed them. And the pretty blue yarn bled and bled and bled. I kept rinsing until the water ran clear, but the white yarn that was stranded with the blue was already blue now too.
So they have been laying on the dryer, where I left them at some point last May, because I just couldn’t deal with them. I tried them on again today. Yup – still too big!
I’ve been kind of circling around this decision, but finally got there. Earlier today, I finally decided they need to be frogged. I will probably throw out the yarn previously known as white, but will definitely save the sparkly gradient. I think it will make something lovely, but maybe not stranded with white yarn. And I will knit this pattern again. Just with different yarn. And I will do them toe up.
Have you ever made anything that you knew you had to frog but were really reluctant to do it?