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dairywife
12-04-2008, 01:20 PM
I am working on my first large knitting project. I am making great progress on this beautiful afghan and I notice about a 2 rows down there is a little mistake, I have a loop showing. Almost like a dropped stitch, but I am unable to correct it or at least it look corrected. So I looked here on the site and found the video's teaching how to correct mistakes. It didn't help, still looked off. I then looked at the video about placing the needle several rows down and frog to that point, (past the mistake) and then working the rows again.

I was very nervous:oo:
But it worked:noway: :yay:

I will try to post pictures later of the wip......this site and this forum are priceless. Everyone here has been so awesome.

Thanks

Abbily
12-04-2008, 02:06 PM
WHOOO, good job! :) Isn't it exhilarating?

dairywife
12-04-2008, 02:27 PM
WHOOO, good job! :) Isn't it exhilarating?

YEs, it is so exciting. I was afraid I would end of having to frog the whole project. I am about half way finished. Friends said I was being to "picky" they couldn't tell there was a mistake. It would have bugged me not to fix it.

Doublereeder2
12-04-2008, 02:34 PM
Good for you!!!!! yay!!!

LadyFirelyght
12-04-2008, 03:04 PM
Good for you!!!!! yay!!!
Great job! But don't you hate it when you notice a mistake way after the fact? My first afghan, I went through five balls of yarn before realizing that I had made it twice as long as it was supposed to be!

Jan in CA
12-04-2008, 03:08 PM
Excellent! :yay:

Lisa R.
12-04-2008, 03:19 PM
That, dear friend, is the first step toward becoming a fearless knitter! Once you realize you can fix things, you don't have to worry so much about making mistakes---and you're free to try more stuff!

Great job! Congratulations!! :)

dairywife
12-04-2008, 03:25 PM
Here is a picture from the pattern book:

dairywife
12-04-2008, 03:28 PM
I have included a picture of the afghan folded in half on my desk and a picture closer up showing the stitches (color is off on that picture).Here is my work:

Abbily
12-04-2008, 03:36 PM
Gorgeous! You're doing a great job!

tgwillis
12-04-2008, 03:40 PM
Very pretty

dairywife
12-04-2008, 03:47 PM
Good for you!!!!! yay!!!

Thank you, I really held my breath when I started pulling at the yarn and watched it unravel.

OffJumpsJack
12-04-2008, 03:58 PM
That is a wonderful pattern. So, does this mean you finished it?

--Jack :guyknitting:

dairywife
12-04-2008, 04:16 PM
That is a wonderful pattern. So, does this mean you finished it?

--Jack :guyknitting:

Thanks, I really like the pattern. I am about half way finished.

vaknitter
12-04-2008, 04:31 PM
Glad you were able to fix your mistake !! I will have to look for that video technique as I am famous for noticing mistakes after the fact and unknitting back to the mistake - which takes a lot longer than knitting it in the first place

dairywife
12-04-2008, 04:41 PM
Glad you were able to fix your mistake !! I will have to look for that video technique as I am famous for noticing mistakes after the fact and unknitting back to the mistake - which takes a lot longer than knitting it in the first place

I had never unraveled my work as I wasn't sure I understood how to place the stitch back on the needle. I have learned so much from this forum and site. I am starting to feel a little more fearless.

Using the technique in the video it really took no time at all to get past the problem and start knitting it back.

Doublereeder2
12-04-2008, 04:45 PM
It looks beautiful! Very nice knitting.

dmknits
12-04-2008, 05:42 PM
Congratulations on fixing the mistake. :yay: The blanket is beautiful!

mhansen
12-04-2008, 05:48 PM
Very pretty.

luvmykid28
12-04-2008, 07:40 PM
I have included a picture of the afghan folded in half on my desk and a picture closer up showing the stitches (color is off on that picture).Here is my work:
AWESOME:muah: :muah: :muah: Someday I too will tackle something like that.

Jaxhil
12-05-2008, 12:01 AM
That is *really* pretty!!!! I wish I could have it :teehee:
I guess I will have to make one~LOL~!

Great job fixing it, too! Don't you feel brave, now? :yay:

ArtLady1981
12-05-2008, 07:14 AM
:thumbsup:

nephthys8
12-05-2008, 10:43 AM
Good job correcting your mistake! I still have problems both knowing how to correct my mistakes and actually having the patience to do so. Keep at it! :cheering: