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Old 03-25-2013, 12:06 PM   #11
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Progress is progress, even if it's two steps forward and one-and-a-half steps back. Oh, and by the way, for almost every project I've ever knit, I generally frog the whole thing AT LEAST 5 or 6 times, sometimes more.
I think I'd lose the will to live!

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About the lifeline, I often leave one in and then insert another several rows above it. Then I leapfrog them by pulling out the bottom one and reusing it. This is just an added safety net for me--and one I've used several times before, too.

You can also use dental floss if you don't want to use your good sock yarn.
Two lifelines! I'll try that tonight! I'm using offcuts of sock wool from the first pair I made. I left too long a tail when I cast on and must have left about 3ft for the first toe graft! The bits came in handy, got in the way a bit that first row but I think their usefulness more than outweighs that.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:16 PM   #12
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and dental floss is easier to work around in the row you put the lifeline in, say if your pattern repeat ends on row 8, I put the lifeline in that row, immediately, while it is still on the needles, and the dental floss does not "mess" with the stitches on the needles, or the next ones I knit.
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11 more rows done, no more mistakes, and a second lifeline in use! But I did come across the stitch from hell that even Amy's video said was rare for a decrease and not at all intuitive! It was P2togtbl! Really, I think if I'd had more knitting experience I'd have left this pattern alone! They say ignorance is bliss but in this case ignorance was just plain ignorance!

The yarn is also coming out darker than I expected. The photo of it on this thread makes it look quite light, but in reality it's knitting up quite dark with lighter highlights. I don't think it suits the pattern but it could be one of those things that looks a lot better finished than in progress.
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11 more rows done, no more mistakes, and a second lifeline in use! But I did come across the stitch from hell that even Amy's video said was rare for a decrease and not at all intuitive! It was P2togtbl! Really, I think if I'd had more knitting experience I'd have left this pattern alone! They say ignorance is bliss but in this case ignorance was just plain ignorance!

The yarn is also coming out darker than I expected. The photo of it on this thread makes it look quite light, but in reality it's knitting up quite dark with lighter highlights. I don't think it suits the pattern but it could be one of those things that looks a lot better finished than in progress.

P2togtbl! Yeah, I know! Ouch. It's difficult! Tricky. Futzy! I've regularly run into P3togtbl. On my Ariosa cardigan (just recently finished) I had to Purl 15 together! Yes, you read that right. 15. They were long stitches created by triple wraps the row before, but still....are you kidding me? 15?

Anyhoo, the point is....what helped me is using pointy needles, especially for P2togtbl, and P3togtbl.

Sounds like you're meeting the challenge and thoroughly whipping this project into shape! I admire your stick-to-it-iveness!
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Purl together 15! That's crazy, you probably wouldn't have been able to do that if they were normal stitches.

I'm using my new Knit Picks needles, they're coping ok. Got in late last night so didn't have a chance to work on them at all.
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OK, first one is finished and cast off, second one is already on the needles!!
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