To frog or not to frog? That is the question.

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I have a dilemma and I need your help.

Some of you may remember my St James’ jumper, my biggest knitting project to date.


I was so proud of this jumper, but I do have a little confession to make. I don’t love it. Since I finished it, almost two years ago now, I have worn it a total of once. And that was just after I finished it. It has not seen the light of day since.

So the question I have for you is: do I keep this jumper in my cupboard, knowing that it is unlikely to be worn, or do I frog the whole thing and use the yarn to make a jumper I know I will love so much more? You may ask how I know I will love my next make more. Wait to you see what it is going to be…..


Yep, Owls by Kate Davies. Predictable? Moi? I don’t know what you mean.

I think in my heart I know what I should do, but I am loath to pull apart a jumper I spent so many hours on. Have you ever knitted or sewn something you didn’t love? What did you do? Have you ever repurposed another knitted make? Did you ever regret it? I would welcome your advice!

Kat xx

6 thoughts on “To frog or not to frog? That is the question.

  1. Lynne

    I say frog. It’s honestly not as horrible as you think it will be, and it’s very satisfying to not waste lovely yarn; because, at the minute, that yarn is being wasted if your not wearing the jumper. And that, right there, is the voice of experience!! If it helps, while you’re frogging think about how hard you will rock an Owls jumper, because you know you will! This pattern has your name all over it! Good luck!! 😉

  2. P

    Frog it… unless you have a friend it will fit… because it is a nice jumper

    Yes it is a shame to see all your hard work unwound into small balls, but it is equally a shame for your hard work to hide in a cupboard… it’s so much nicer to put on a jumper you love and to get that sudden thrill as you catch sight of yourself in the mirror and think “I made that, I love it”

    1. KraftyKat Post author

      Wise words indeed. I hate having clothing I don’t wear, especially if I have made it myself. I would much rather the yarn went to something I love. I think frogging is the way forward!


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