My first project, that I finally finished after the 2nd knitting... a simple nubby cotton baby blanket.... I knotted. I didn't like the fact that I did but I didn't feel bad about it until I realized half way through that I was "maturing" in my knitting thinking. Some of the knots already existed and I posted a question on it too, perhaps out of some sort of "did I do a bad thing?" guilt. Anyhow, they were knots done I suppose when the yarn was wound into hanks at the manufacturer and when I wound them into balls, common sense now tells me I should have untied that knot and then done the "proper" procedure. But, all's well that end's well... in fact, I even knotted in the middle of a row on 3 occasions cuz I didn't want to waste the long tail but didn't have enough to finish the row (apparenlty wasn't paying attention...) and no one is the wiser. I guess my new philosophy is, knot if you must, and get on with your life but try to do your best with what you can.