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Paulaque 03-12-2013 06:10 PM

just had a heart attack then fixed it!
I don't know how I did it, but I am knitting along on my lace pattern, and the k3 p3 from the row below has turned into k2 p4, PANIC!!! started to rip it out and go back to my lifeline (16 rows below where I am working since I figured I haven't needed it yet, why should I need it now?) when I remember how to pick up dropped stitches, that the knit is just the opposite of the purl, so why can't I use a crochet hook to reverse the stitch? so I dropped down to the row before, took that stitch off the needle and flipped it around, way better than reworking 16 rows! I am so glad I am a spatial learner!:cheering: :woohoo: :yay: :woot: :muah: :hug: :heart: :aww: :happydance: :grphug: :knitting:

Paulaque 03-12-2013 06:13 PM

explained it to my son who couldn't figure out why I was so happy, and he says, "Greek to me, but hey Ma...(big pause)...AND THE CROWD GOES WILD!!!" I love it when they realize I did something that makes me feel smart.

suzeeq 03-12-2013 06:16 PM

Yay, you did good! Yep, if you only goof up a stitch or three, no need to take all of it out, just drop the sts above the mistake and fix it.

GrumpyGramma 03-12-2013 07:35 PM

:cheering: I'm so glad you figured it out before you frogged! I've not had that happen with a complicated lace pattern but I have frogged and then realized I didn't have to. Kid cheering sections are the best!! :thumbsup:

salmonmac 03-13-2013 05:49 AM

It is a great feeling to have saved yourself so much time, effort and frogging. It also gives you greater confidence the next time that whatever goes wrong, you can figure it out and fix it.
Good for you, knitter!

justplaincharlotte 03-16-2013 05:18 PM

Sweet deal and congratulations! Isn't it just the best feeling when you figure something like this out before ripping it out?

DavidSydney63 03-22-2013 02:55 AM

"frogging" - wtf??

Antares 03-22-2013 08:33 AM

Frogging is ripping out your stitches, David. I guess someone somewhere thought it sounded like a frog: RIIIIP-IT! RIIIIIIIP-IT! RIIIIIP-IT!

And, of course, "unknitting" your stitches one at a time is called "tinking," one of my favorite words since "tink" is "knit" backwards.

Jan in CA 03-22-2013 01:57 PM


Originally Posted by DavidSydney63 (Post 1372754)
"frogging" - wtf??

Ribbit- rip it
:lol: I guess you missed this sticky post.

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