To Frog Or Not To Frog?

That was my question last night! I started Sophie’s Garden by Dedri Uys about a month ago. Progress had stalled at round 18 at the prospect of attempting popcorns in fingering with a 3mm hook – my being unfamiliar with all three elements πŸ™‚ 

I finally got stuck in again a couple of days ago, alas blissfully unaware that I’d already made a mistake! Not an earth shattering error such as an entirely missed tall front post stitch – which also happened but I caught it before too much damage done! – but one which caused all the petals to be ever so slighly asymmetrical, and which only became apparent to me after a good few more rounds.

The horror!! However, I couldn’t bear to frog all that work, so reached a pleasant compromise instead. I kept hooking until the end of Part 3, including the optional crab stitch round, to complete Sophie’s Mandala, instead of continuing with Part 4, which squares the mandala into Sophie’s Garden. All is not lost! Furthermore, it seems that while the dire consequences of one misplaced stitch are blindingly obvious to me, they are much less noticeable to anyone else. Are you your own worst critic of your work too?!

So, my Sopie taster is complete and I loved hooking her – a challenging and enjoyable project in which I learned so much! I’m now comfortable with popcorns, clusters and front post stitches, and enjoyed the crab stitch refresher. There is most definitely a Sophie’s Universe in my future πŸ˜€

Have you made Sophie’s Mandala, Garden, Universe or Extended Universe? Did you work from the free tutorials or have you invested in the recently published book? Would you recommend it? It’s my birthday next week, I think I might buy myself a wee gift… πŸ˜€

8 thoughts on “To Frog Or Not To Frog?

  1. Yolanda Chavez Sherman says:

    I do think we tend to be more critical of our own work. The mistakes are glaring because we know where to look but try to find it a week later and you can’t even find it to fix it! LOL To frog or not to frog, that is the question. πŸ™‚

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    • Pam @hooksandhills says:

      My squinty petals are still glaringly obvious to me but only if I look closely πŸ™‚ Now I’m into the Universe I can see how small errors will just blend in – will try and be mindful of that as I proceed – I confess I spent quite some time on those same petals last night πŸ˜‚

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    • Pam @hooksandhills says:

      The woman herself said similar! Yup Dedri Uys was on my Instagram gosh that was a buzz!! πŸ˜€ I’ve started Sophie’s Universe now, couldn’t help myself, just got stuck straight in and I’m much more relaxed about this one 😊😊

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