Oh my, I've got my own special lakeside property at the Frog Pond!
I had quite a time with what I thought would be an easy peasy shawl last year...my Japanese Feather Shawl! Until I got it through my thick head that lifelines were a necessity, I frogged numerous times, right down to the cast on!
Funny thing....whereas the lifelines saved me a couple times, having them as a safety net made me much more comfortable, and I made fewer boo-boos!
I respect you frogging rather than leaving mistakes and calling them "creative modifications"!
My knitting could have mistakes to be sure, but not that I'm aware of....cuz if I sees it, I corrects it!