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they blew right off again, poor old Micheal Finnegan, begin again!

Today I tried to tackle some repairs to my current knitting project. Did not work. In the end I frogged the entire project. Am starting again. No point proceeding when you know you can't reduce errors to the point that you can live with them. It'a a lace pattern with a thin, shiny silk/wool yarn, so nothing can be camouflaged by fuzziness.

I was fine with the decision to anti-knit the whole thing until even the anti-knitting got difficult with tangles here and there, which I guess shows my buddhist approach to anti-knitting is somewhat conditional and I'm as far from detached enlightenment as ever dear god does anyone take me seriously when I go on like this? What a scary thought.

For first aid we have applied the local Japanese place's damn fine flounder, and even a little tipple of sake, but I think more is needed.

Bugger my healthy eating plan, I want a Mars bar.


But anyway. Bugger how I feel about it at all really. Spilt milk and all that. If it's going to happen I have to just start again.

Which is what I'm going to do now, just as soon as I've begged 10B to go to the 7-11 and fished out a Minder DVD. I need a bit of the old Terry, I do.


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Jan. 2nd, 2009 11:51 am (UTC)
vimsig does dodgy singing
Terry will Be So Good For You
Jan. 2nd, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
First he grew fat, and then he grew thinnegan;
Poor old Mike Finnegan.

I assume that "frogging" means to pull it all out? I've heard that referred to as "tink"ing -- it's reverse knitting.

My brain is sufficiently juvenile that "tink" amuses me no end.

That being said, I've always hated having to declare all my work a no-go and start over. :(
Jan. 2nd, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
tink - that's good and I do enough of that for me to add it do my personal dictionary
Jan. 2nd, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
I use "tink" to refer to the equivalent of backspacing a few sentences for a typo, aka un-knitting several stitches. Frogging is when you take the whole mess off the needles and give up on most or all of it but want to salvage the yarn.
Jan. 2nd, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
You are very courageous re the anti-knitting (as opposed to putting it in a corner and 'forgetting' about it)
Jan. 2nd, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
I hate it when the anti-kinitting becomes just a pile of mess. That's when you pass it over to the cat and tell said cat its their mess now.

Ooooh Minder. wonder if our library has the DVDs
Jan. 2nd, 2009 11:01 pm (UTC)
I have been known to put projects in a bag and ignore them for months rather than frogging them; I can't bear to see my hard work undone. I actually managed cleverly to get someone else to frog my last mess. Perhaps if knitting was easier it wouldn't matter so much; I happily "frog" paragraphs if need be.
Jan. 3rd, 2009 12:46 am (UTC)
I hadn't heard that Michael Finnegan song since I was about twelve!
Jan. 14th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
Goodness! I'd forgotten all about that song; my cousins used to sing it when I was young. I know a slightly different version, though:

"I knew a man named Michael Finnegan/
He had whiskers on his chinnegan/
Shaved them off, but they grew in again/
Poor old Michael Finnegan!/
Begin again!"

At which point the song is repeated louder and faster, and so on until all the children in the room have run out of breath.

And now it's stuck in my head, darn you!! :)
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