Normally, I only rip out crochet or knitted work when I’ve messed something up, but lately, I have been going frog crazy on stuff that I just did not like, such as the purple wool shawl. Another example, pictured above, was the beginnings of a small afghan I was going to make as a possible present. I thought the yellow and purple yarn held together would look good, and I had some in my stash (so it would help bust some stash). I gave it a good try, but I just don’t like how they look together, so rip it goes!
I also recently took a look at a hat I had started probably two years ago and was really close to finishing. But there were issues. I had decided to use cotton yarn instead of acrylic, which is what the pattern called for, and I was concerned about the yarn over stretching as I wore the hat. There were also some bobble stitches that I thought were just not looking right. I love the yarn (RS eco-cotton) and know I can use it for something nice like a light shawl. So I knew I had to reclaim it! rip, rip, rip again!
It actually hasn’t been as painful as I had suspected. Granted, I guess I lost the time I put into making some of the stuff, but I have to think about like some of that was just learning what works and what doesn’t.