Is starting entirely afresh on a project something you frequently do? I find that question a little hard to answer myself, so perhaps it isn’t fair to ask it!
When I am knitting a project with some of Meg’s yarn, I sometimes feel that what I’m making is just not worthy of the yarn. At that point I do frog away and start again. One example of this is my Waterlily Shawl. It originally looked like this:
Green in the center, a rather awkward looking center at that (stretched on the edge), the first whole pattern of snowflakes done in pure garter rather than the refined garter/stockinette combination I used for the next one, the first row of diamonds isn’t quite right and there’s a very wavy side edge shown there on the bottom. The edge in particular looked worse in real life than it does here. So I frogged it a bit after the point shown here and started again with a new version that now looks like this:
The center is now purple, the patterns are corrected (though that snowflake pattern may be a failure anyhow) and the side edges are better. In order to avoid what I got last time, I may have made the edge band too wide, but I still think the improvement is noticeable. And I do like the neck a lot better – I think it will be more wearable too. If I like how this one ends up, I may make more in this “less than a circle and with the center removed so there’s space for your head” mode. We’ll see!