My 22 year old has been in the trauma room at the local ER 4 times now I think? Possibly just 3. Once for a bicycle wreck (they thought he had lacerated his liver, he hadn't), once for trying to cut off his finger, once when he rolled his truck, and after a motorcycle accident. 4 times. I keep telling him he isn't a cat, he doesn't have 9 lives!!
The only difference between an experienced knitter and new knitter is that the experienced knitter makes bigger mistakes faster. Be bold; there are no terrible consequences in knitting.
OTN: Bad Math scarf, Blocks in Blocks Afgan, pet snuggles for charity, and as always, dish cloths.