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Old 01-24-2006, 10:29 AM   #1
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To frog or not to frog...
I'm seriously contemplating frogging 10 rows on a booga bag I'm making for a friend. I completed the bottom and picked up my stitches. I got 99 instead of the 100 stitches, but I decided to go with that. I'm about 10 rows up the sides and I've been going back and forth with myself on whether or not I should frog because somewhere (I can't remember which row) my stitch marker got caught on a loop and I really had to struggle to get it off. I thought I slipped a stitch at that point but when I looked REALLY close, I could not see it so I just kept going. The problem is that I MUST have slipped a stitch because 10 rows up the sides I now have 98 stitches. I've gone all the way around the bag looking for where I might have slipped the stitch, but I just don't see it. I tend to be a perfectionist, so that part of me wants to frog to where I pick up stitches and see if I can get 100 and start over from that point.

What would YOU do?
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Old 01-24-2006, 10:42 AM   #2
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Having done a womping one booga......

I so would not worry about either of this issues!
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Old 01-24-2006, 10:44 AM   #3
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If I couldn't see it, I would just leave it. Any small imperfections will be hidden by the felting anyway. I know how frustrating it can be, but I would simply call it "my mistake for the project since nothing is perfect" and go on.
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Old 01-24-2006, 10:54 AM   #4
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For anything that is felted, I say DON'T frog!! 2 stitches out of 100 is so small- if you couldn't see it when you looked, you certainly won't notice it once it is felted.
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Old 01-24-2006, 11:04 AM   #5
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I say don't frog, too. I doubt the one stitch lost will run after it's felted. But, if it's reeeeaalllly going to bug you....
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Old 01-24-2006, 11:06 AM   #6
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Especially for a project that wil be felted, don't frog it. What I would do personally is increase one stitch on either side, to bring me to the 100 stitches, and keep on going.
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Old 01-24-2006, 11:17 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by BonnieM
But, if it's reeeeaalllly going to bug you....
That is what I'm afraid of! LOL
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Old 01-24-2006, 11:36 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by knitqueen
Especially for a project that wil be felted, don't frog it. What I would do personally is increase one stitch on either side, to bring me to the 100 stitches, and keep on going.
That's probably what I would do. Sort of a compromize-- not frogging the whole thing, but not leaving it as it is either.
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What wool are you knitting with for your booga? I have found that felting hides a multitude of unique knitting.
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For this one I'm using WOTA. I'm just ready to sit down and work on the bag and I still have not made up my mind! Had I not dropped the stitch somewhere, I would just keep going with the 99 stitches, because that is how I did my last booga and it turned out great. But that one dropped stitch is what bothers me.
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