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Old 10-20-2005, 01:54 AM   #11
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Ahh, Honey--YOU"RE NOT ALONE!! I have frogged so many socks I can frog in my sleep...now if I could just KNIT in my sleep--I could catch up~! :XX:
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Old 10-20-2005, 01:10 PM   #12
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I have ripped out so much that my middle name is frog. The hat I just finished I was at the decreasing part and saw that I had somehow put a yarn over in it and ended up starting over. I ended up going down a smaller size and the hat is still a little big but it won't mess up my hair this winter. So sometimes frogging is a good thing.



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Old 10-20-2005, 01:39 PM   #13
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I just knit and reknit the begining of the Lucy Bag pattern from Two Old Bags. At the end of about 4 hours effort I had nothing in my hand but a ball of yarn. But! I had also figured out how the pattern was really supposed to go. In the end, if you don't frog you will probably torture yourself about 5 times as long as it would have taken to frog it and do it the right way. Btw, have you considered using a lifeline so that you don't have to absolutely go back to the begining? My sympathies, believe me I feel your pain.
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Old 10-20-2005, 02:33 PM   #14
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Jeremy...a lifeline? What's that in relation to knitting?

Thanks all! I'm feeling much better now that I'm not alone.
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Old 10-20-2005, 02:50 PM   #15
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Jan,

A lifeline is a piece of contrasting yarn that's treaded through a row you know is right, so if you have to rip back you only have to go that far.

There's a demo under basic techniques - more - fixing mistakes in the video section of KH. It's a great idea, especially on complicated patterns or lace. I just use a tapestry needle and lightweight yarn like fingering weight, or sometimes even heavy button thread, and slide it along the bottom of my needle on the finished row.

When you get farther into the pattern you just put in another lifeline closer up to the top of the work and pull the old one out.

It's also great if you have to take your knitting off the needles for some reason!

Happy Knitting :XX: :XX:

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Old 10-20-2005, 03:19 PM   #16
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Well that's a great idea! Thanks, Mary! I think I would also write down which row it is, too. That was part of my problem since I didn't know which row to knit next even though I'd managed to rip and put my needles on again.
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Old 10-22-2005, 02:15 PM   #17
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