While visiting my sister and knitting coach in South Dakota last week I started leafing through her library of knitting books and stumbled upon Boutique Knits. I’d packed some Cascade Yarns baby alpaca that I’d gotten on sale and found a pattern that I thought would suit it perfectly. I may have thought wrong.
The sideways grand cloche looked perfectly elegant knit in grey. It’s a very unique pattern with a ribbed body, flat top and faux side cable. In my ambition to finish a vacation knit, I cast on with reckless abandon. It wasn’t until the next day that I finished up, tried it on, and realized…the look was less boutique and more, beehive. Maybe it’s the pattern, and maybe it’s the color, but I have to admit I’m having a touch of knitter’s remorse.
So the real question is, to frog or not to frog?
Frog (verb): to rip out a knitted project.
Sure, this sunny yellow yarn was a bargain, but does it really want to stay a hat, or be frogged into something new. I’m on the fence, so I’m asking for your help.
Thumbs up or thumbs down? Be honest, be brutal. I can take it.