Well, I just started trying to follow a pattern for a baby sweater (using cheap acrylic DK instead of the alpaca specified - I'm not confident enough yet, and the baby doesn't have to wear it!) and 17cm in, I realise I'm 4 stitches short!
Well, technically it's 3 stitches short, but I'd just realised I'd accidentally added one in there a couple of rows back.
And there are no obvious accidental decreases or dropped stitches...it's all good-looking, even stuff.
This is kind of the first proper pattern I've followed, and I totally can't believe that I started off by casting on the wrong number of stitches!
I'd really hate to rip it all right back to the start, but ... well, is it terminal?
or can I just sneak the new stitches in when I start increasing anyway, and hope for the best, 'learning from my mistakes'?
Basically, is there anything to be learnt from carrying on?