Have you heard the term "frogging" in relation to knitting? I'm not sure if it's a crochet term as well, but it should be! It basically means ripping out your work. I don't usually mind frogging. I tell myself I'm getting my money's worth out of the yarn by using it twice, ha! But last night I was SO UPSET that I had to frog my sweater.
I'm working on a super secret sweater test knit (which is why there won't be photos here). I finished the body and jumped right into the first sleeve. I finally finished the sleeve last night, and went to switch needles to do the ribbing only to discover I was already using the smaller needles! That's right. I knit the whole sleeve with the wrong needles. UGH!
"Don't panic!" I told myself. Maybe it'll still fit. I tried on the sweater and kept hoping it would be fine... Not only was the sleeve too tight, the cast off method I used for the body was not stretchy enough. It was so tight!
The frogging and re-knitting in my future is not something I'm looking forward to right now. I've already missed the test knit deadline (and I feel so guilty!) so I'm going to put this sweater away while I get over my emotions about it.
That imposter syndrome is strong though. Who do I think I am, wanting to become a master knitter when I can't even use the right sized needles! I know this will be a story worth laughing over later, but I'm not there just yet.