Pause and Save your Work.

froggingNo Crafter likes to frog.   I have just recently learnt an anti frogging technique from a student no less!  This amazing young women went from novice to expert in about 3 months.   She knitted a complete adult cardigan with a tealeaf pattern which she completed, blocked and sewed.  I am very proud of her. That isn’t all though as she also taught me the technique of the lifelinelife lineIf you look carefully you will see a red cotton thread through a row.  It reminds me of a video game technique.  Every time you get past a difficult stage, instead of “save game” you “insert lifeline”. I found with very soft yarn like the one above it is better to use a silk thread like in the photo otherwise if you use yarn it can stretch the stitches. I learnt that the hard way and had to double frog. Oh the frustration!  An experienced knitter or Crafter can have the same effect by using a stitch marker as in the one here. snowman

It reminds me that we are always learning if we are open.

Have you learnt anything that has helped you along the way lately?

Author: gentlestitches

the future is in our hands.

18 thoughts on “Pause and Save your Work.”

  1. Yes! It is hard when we “are on a roll” to stop and address the notes but as you said, well worth it with time saving and keeping the “argh” out of our work. 🙂


  2. Sharon, I’m always learning valuable little lessons from your lovely blog that I feel I can apply to my own work (both artwork and writing.) I can’t tell you how much this is great advice, as not stopping to “save” writing or stopping to take notes on important techniques discovered when making new artwork can cost hours of lost work. This is very valuable and an extremely helpful reminder – thank you! 🙂


  3. I like this terminology lesson – I now know a different meaning of Frog! Reminds me of the old game “Frogger . . .” =)


  4. You have so much talent. I wish that my little hooves would allow me to stitch. Just think of the little clothes I could make for Bashful!
    Come over and check my blog out in a bit. I’m leaving you something there 🙂 XOXO – Bacon


  5. Thank you. It was a profound and “pondering worthy” (pondworthy?) experience for me being shown this by a student. Of course the student acquiring the information and then going on to add to the body of knowledge is what brilliant students do. This makes the teacher go all warm and fuzzy. 🙂


  6. I don’t like to frog but I very much like the frog in the top picture! And the perfect little stitch marker too :).


  7. Ditto.
    I always almost forget to use stitchmarkers untill it is too late..
    Thank you for sharing this handy tip, Gentlestitches. She is a clever young woman indeed.


  8. Q – Unfortunately my frogging usually occurs in easy patterns, my minds goes numb and I don’t pay attention. This is a good tip.


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