What is frogging?
Frogging is the term crocheters use when they talk about ripping out their work, when undoing their work. The action is to ‘rip it, rip it’ which sounds a little like ‘ribbit, ribbit’ and if you listen carefully as you rip out the stitches it makes a little ‘ribbiting’ noise too.
I’ve been having no luck again with this red and charcoal piece below and on my second attempt, I need to go back to the drawing board, which in this case is to ‘frog it’ and start again. As this is all part of the design process, I can chalk it up to experience and leave it alone for a while too.
It’s a cleansing process, which takes away the disappointment of the project that went wrong and the pressure to put it right. It’s good to recycle the yarn too. Even those little balls will come in handy.
I hope it’s not too painful for you to view the following images then, as it diminishes before your very eyes,
Hope you survived that!
Have you had to frog your work before? How did it feel?