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Old 02-14-2009, 08:00 PM   #11
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if it affects the fit, or looks really bad (to me) i will frog or tink til it is *right*. have done so MANY times, but i chalk it all up to more knitting time! guess i'm more of a process than project knitter, cause i just *love* the rhythm of knitting and i find practice helps the stitches become more even, too. i was almost finished with a pair of wristlets and boo-booed the thumb, so frogged back to the beginning, 50-odd rows, 60 sts per row., but boy, does it look nice now!!! linknit41
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:08 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by dustinac View Post
I'm pretty fussy...unless it's an easy fix on the row/round...I will frog or tink back. I know the mistake is there and it will drive me crazy...I wish I could just let some of them go I would get more done that way
What she said . It doesn't help that my mom 'sits' on my shoulder. When I was learning needlework, she'd make me rip out hours worth of work if it wasn't done correctly. Her mantra was "If you can't do it right, then don't do it at all." I still hear that in my head.
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Old 02-15-2009, 02:52 PM   #13
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I don't call it fussy, I call it wanting to do it right! That being said, it depends on what I'm doing, how much is shows and if it affects the fit/look of the final project. If it's for a gift, I definitely frog and fix.
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:15 PM   #14
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I agree completely with every else. If it's a simple fix, I'll ladder down to correct it. If it's more complicated, I'll tink back if it's only one row, or frog it if it's more.

I was working on a belaro for my oldest daughter, and it seemed that every time I picked it up to work on it, two rows later I would notice a mistake in my first row. The problem with it was that it was purple mohair. Impossible to frog, a real pain to tink. Suffice it to say, it's been in hibernation for a little while.

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Old 02-15-2009, 04:17 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by lynn893 View Post
All knitting that you are doing is your creation. Do with it whatever makes you happiest.
Lovely sentiment and I agree 100%!
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I like my knitting to be correct but as long as there are no gaping holes and the mistake is mostly under the arm... and if I've been knitting forever, I just leave it.
No one but me will know it's there and I don't think anyone is going to inspect the piece over with a magnifying glass... so I'm okay with it.
If anyone does go over it with a magnifying glass and notices - well... let's just say they won't be getting any knitted presents from me at any time in the near future... LOL!
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:42 PM   #17
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My grandmother (who taught me to crochet) had this HARD finger! She would come up behind me and if there was a glaring error she would thump the back of my head.
I figure that is why I am so critical of my work. I too tink, unravel, unstitch or whatever it takes to go back and fix the "mistake" even if some people don't see it.
However, when I made an afghan for my MIL (crochet) she took it to the ladies league meeting and they went over it with a fine tooth comb and were IMPRESSED when they found out her Son In Law did it.
Thanks Grandma!
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I'm definitely OCD! And all starts with pattern writing. I swear I must go through at least a pack of "post it" notes and several pages of legal pad before I really am happy....then there's knitting the sample, OMG! I don't know how many times I've re-written my wordpad notes! So, yes, when I knit, it HAS to be right or it gets tinked or frogged. However, I never just abandon something. I refuse to let a couple of needles and some yarn get the better of me. I am extremely fussy about correctness in a pattern. If there's a mistake, I want it to be mine.
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I am very fussy!

Speaking of fairisle too...I just finished a piece doing the two handed fairisle technique...

My left hand can not match the tension of my right...so it was all bumpy...and I think I took the whole thing down at least 5 times trying to figure that out!
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I like things to be perfect but I'm not fussy at the same time, if that's possible?When it comes to knitting, if I make a mistake and can cover it up, it's fine but if I make a bigger mistake it frustrates the hell out of me and don't want to frog it but know that if I don't it'll really annoy me =_= so I put it down for a bit and when I pick it back up I am back into patient mode and undo the mistakes.
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