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Mar 13, 2019 18:49:53   #
Crochetnknit (a regular here)
 
33 rows!

I read the pattern wrong! Don’t ask me why. I was knitting mindlessly while watching TV. I kept going even though it didn’t look right.

I know better. I’ve been knitting since forever!

Ah well. Another look at the pattern and I realized my mistake and just pulled it all out, all the way back to the first row after the garter tab.

Newbies...don’t beat yourself up as a newbie because even experience doesn’t keep you out of the frog pond!
 
Mar 13, 2019 19:15:01   #
Beachgirl1000 (a regular here)
 
Crochetnknit wrote:
33 rows!

I read the pattern wrong! Don’t ask me why. I was knitting mindlessly while watching TV. I kept going even though it didn’t look right.

I know better. I’ve been knitting since forever!

Ah well. Another look at the pattern and I realized my mistake and just pulled it all out, all the way back to the first row after the garter tab.

Newbies...don’t beat yourself up as a newbie because even experience doesn’t keep you out of the frog pond!


Well, we've all been there. The important thing is that because you frogged it, you will have a project you can be proud of. Just carry on.
Mar 13, 2019 19:16:54   #
LEE1313 (a regular here)
 
And just think how many rows a lifeline would have saved you/
I know !!
I messed up a cable and was SOOO glad I had a lifeline in place. Or I would have been next to you at the pond
I feel your pain
Mar 13, 2019 19:27:17   #
g-mom
 
Oh, that hurts!
Mar 13, 2019 19:27:46   #
orilliastitcher
 
Everyone needs to hear advice like yours - often - thanks so much. I don't mean only handcrafters either. Your advice can apply to everything. Thank you again. Lots of room in that pond, is there?! xoxo
Mar 13, 2019 19:49:40   #
GrumpyGramma (a regular here)
 
Someone much, much wiser than me said that the difference between a new knitter and an experienced knitter is how many mistakes they've made. You're more experienced than you were before starting this project. Or are you closer to being an expert? Maybe whoever said it used the word expert.

I get a lot of mileage from my yarn but when I decide to frog I often change how I'm doing the project. It keeps me off the streets.
 
Mar 13, 2019 19:52:39   #
Mwende
 
I've been knitting since the '80's, and just yesterday I had to frog about 20 rows of a 180-stitch afghan. The night before I caught a mistake near the edge of the seed stitch border, and hey, I know how to fix that! Nuthin' to it . . . and by the light of day, I saw how terribly I'd botched the repair job, and so off to the frog pond I go.

We're in good company there, newbies and veterans alike --

(And yes, as orilliastitcher says, just like in life. You fix what you can. There's probably an "Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Knitting" piece somewhere in there . . .)

Kate
Mar 13, 2019 19:54:02   #
Mwende
 
It keeps me off the streets. [/quote] --

Yes! I rarely get into trouble by staying home, knitting and drinking tea. Change one of those variables, and oh, dear, anything can happen . . .
Mar 13, 2019 20:02:41   #
PamiS
 
I changed my mind about how I was going to handle the rows between "months" on my 250 stitch wide temperature blanket when I got to the Feb/March transition, but decided to leave the 56 rows after the Jan/Feb transition alone. That one is just a "feature" now. Tells you which end I started at. ;)
Mar 13, 2019 20:24:17   #
GrumpyGramma (a regular here)
 
Mwende wrote:
It keeps me off the streets.
--

Yes! I rarely get into trouble by staying home, knitting and drinking tea. Change one of those variables, and oh, dear, anything can happen . . .[/quote]

Ain't that the truth. Now that you mention it I think I need a cuppa.
Mar 13, 2019 20:25:42   #
Mwende
 
GrumpyGramma wrote:
Ain't that the truth. Now that you mention it I think I need a cuppa.


Just leave the tequila on the shelf . .
 
Mar 13, 2019 20:26:27   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
Been there, done that!
Mar 13, 2019 20:47:34   #
Nanamel14 (a regular here)
 
I'm only fairly new, just under 3 years knitting, I love using life-lines I use always with lace....I must use them more with other items, after going to the frog pond a few times
Mar 13, 2019 20:56:12   #
Curmudgeon (a regular here)
 
Frustrating. I would have to put it aside a few days.
Mar 13, 2019 21:12:02   #
nanadee
 
Thanks for sharing. I know I should make a lifeline but I just don't. Should is always a bummer to admit. Oh, well we're all human.
Good luck with the rest of your project.
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