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Old 12-09-2007, 08:33 AM   #1
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I am so proud of myself .....
I have learned so much here with the videos and forums. I have come to love knitting in just the last month of so -- I am a beginner.

I have been working on a scarf that is long and a K3P3 rib. Last night I was working on it and knitting in the 3rd of 4 colors, about 70% done with the entire thing when I realized, about 5 rows later, that I had knit 2 rows the same -- it looked awful and had to be fixed, but I really didn't know what to do, or if I even wanted to attempt to fix it ...

But I knew I needed to try and it is a gift, so it can't have this ugly mistake in it, so I pulled out my trusty books and looked for the solution. Like I said, I am new to knitting and wasn't sure what to do. I realized that what I had to do was insert a needle into the row before the mistake and unravel it to there and start over. I was SO SCARED! My DH was sitting there and giving me moral support that I could do it.

So I inserted the needle and unraveled and it worked perfectly! I did the same thing as this video on here. It worked!

This may not seem like a big deal to many of you, but to me it was and gave me the confidence that I can do more with my knitting

The other day at my LYS I bought double pointed needles to attempt some socks and a circular needle to attempt knitting in the round hats for my girls -- I have the confidence that I can do them now

I just wanted to share!
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Old 12-09-2007, 08:41 AM   #2
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Congrats I think we were probably all scared the first time we pulled our needles out of the work and started unraveling, I know I was terrified :P

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Old 12-09-2007, 08:58 AM   #3
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Yup right there with you. I still remember that day I had to rip out. I had to change my cloths that day I was so wet from being scared. I didn't put in a needle I just ripped. Then had to put the stitches back onto the needle again. I was so scared but when I was done I felt that I could do anything So congrat on ripping and doing it right.
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Old 12-09-2007, 09:41 AM   #4
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That still scares me.

One good habit for something long or large is to use a lifeline. It can save you sometimes.

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Old 12-09-2007, 09:42 AM   #5
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I get nervous every time I have to correct my mistakes... and there are sooooooooo many For some if they aren't too obvious I just leave them alone but others... Just have to frogged.

I don't remember seeing that video you spoke of and at present can't view it but I will very soon.

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Old 12-09-2007, 10:07 AM   #6
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Yay, good for you! Once you've done something it's not so scary, is it...?

mommydearest, the video is on this page under Fixing Mistakes
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:07 AM   #7
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Good for you! You've got control over your knitting and that makes YOU the master, not your yarn!! WEEEEEEE!
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:25 AM   #8
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:33 AM   #9
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I think this is a very big deal! Congrats to you!
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:39 AM   #10
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I think thats great! .
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