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Old 03-23-2006, 02:17 PM   #11
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Oh, that bites! I suggest using a lifeline. That way if something goes wrong again you won't have to frog so far back!
whats a lifeline?
Technically it's a piece of yarn, dental floss, embroidery thread, whatever... that you thread through a perfect row. Couple ways to accomplish this. Put the lifeline on a needle and thread it through all the stitches on your needles. Or you can put it through the little hole on your Denises or Boyes interchangeables and work it through as you knit. If it's on a long project like a sweater I usually knot the ends together loosely so I don't have to worry about it slipping back through the stitches, but it usually stays very well. Now if you have to frog you only have to go as far as the lifeline. I gradually move it up as the project gets bigger..maybe every couple inches. Yes, it takes time, but to me it's worth it.

Some people only do this for detailed projects like lace, but I used it on my sweater and was glad I did!
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Old 03-23-2006, 02:21 PM   #12
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jan that idea just might save my hair from falling out (or being torn out!) when i start my sweater. i am consistent in one thing, making lots and lots of mistakes the first time i try something. lots. gracias.
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Old 03-23-2006, 02:25 PM   #13
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feeling your pain........ :crying:
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Old 03-23-2006, 02:26 PM   #14
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LOL You're welcome! It wasn't my idea originally (don't know where it came from), but I use it a lot!
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Old 03-23-2006, 03:49 PM   #15
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