That seems a funny title to some, no it’s not a decision about a snack, but others will know what I will be talking about, let me explain. Frogging (a bad word in our house) is when you spot a mistake in your crocheting project and have to rip the yarn back to the mistake to sort out. Fudge, to most people, is a lovely sweet which melts in the mouth (I love most types). Fudge covered in chocolate is great but chocolate flavoured fudge is not for me (is it just me?). But in crocheting terms fudge is when you see the same mistake but do not frog it back. Instead you work out a way to add or subtract stitches in the next row to make it all right.
Then there is that look, what look? Not the ‘you’re in trouble look’, but the ‘I’ve spotted a mistake in the latest project’ look. What happens next?? Decisions, decisions can she fudge it or does she start frogging it? After thinking about it for a few minutes the decision is made, the project was frogged, after all it was only two small rows. Safe again, peace and calm restored to the household.
How about you? Do you fudge? Can you let a mistake go? Do you ask who will know? If it is only for you does it matter that much? After all who else will see it? Or are you one of those people who can never let a mistake go? How far is to far? If the mistake is two or three rows back will you still frog it? But if its 6 or 7 are you still going to frog?. I heard of someone a few weeks ago spotted a mistake at the start of a shawl they had done when it was finished – they were not going to start frogging!! You could be of course one of those people who never makes mistakes.
If that was my only experience of frogging or fudging in the last few weeks the blog may have ended here, but no there is more. More you say? Read on. The better half has been doing a cal for fourteen weeks and all had gone well for those fourteen weeks. Then came week fifteen, all was going well when I saw that look again. This time it was a harder decision because it was a border she was doing which would mean a lot more frogging!! This time the decision was made to fudge. No one would know, except for the hundreds who would read this blog (there is nowhere to hide). Out came the mathematician who worked out what to add to the next row to make it right. Happy days, on she carried. after she had done the next few rows you could see it was starting to work on her. The wheels were turning in side her head. From time to time I could see steam coming from her head, it was just not sitting right with her. Every time it came round to the fudge it got worse until she could not take it any more, the frogging had to start. My help was needed with this. So frogged it was!! We could have saved so much time if it was done sooner. All be warned fudging it can cause more pain. All’s well that ends well, the cal is finished and looks great.
Drops 2016 Cal – The Meadow