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Old 09-25-2009, 09:40 PM   #1
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Grrrrr...Screwing Up
Geez, just trying to start a hat. Just a hat. Not a big thing.Tonight I started a hat not once, not twice, not even three times.

Every time I started this stupid thing I screwed up something. Twisted join, borked stitch count, something.

I've never had this much trouble starting such a simple project.

Anyone else had such silly problems just getting something started?
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:24 PM   #2
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LOL I assumed it was just me that had this issue ;o)

I think I've started the same drop stitch scarf about 8 times now... just making stupid small mistakes. I blame the tv and/or dogs for taking my attention away from what I'm doing ;o)
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:11 PM   #3
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Oh yeah. I'm working on a shawl that I changed the pattern a bit, and I need a certain multiple of sts for border pattern. I thought I could multiply the old fashioned way on paper, but I guess I need a calculator anymore to multiply 14 x 3 and not have it be 52 (that's 13 x 4, and my brain got confused)....
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:35 AM   #4
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Oh yeah. Sometimes I wonder where my head is!
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:49 AM   #5
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Oh yeah. Sometimes I wonder where my head is!
I think mine was on the new waitress
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:17 AM   #6
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Oh, no. No, not me. Not ever. Perfect, absolutely perfect, every single darn time. Completely. Never any mistakes. Nuh uh. No way.

Okay, that's not quite true.
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:39 AM   #7
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I find that if I am working on an easy project that I have multiple problems getting something started. I just frogged a project which is crochet because it called for the foundation stitch which some people love but never works for me and I finally went back to the old way and it was fine. Easy patterns whether knitted or crochet give me lots of trouble and difficult ones don't. The kimono which is stalled in the back stage gave me trouble when I got to the point when I was doing a double moss stitch and I finally got it right and the rest of the pattern is ss except for the edging all around is the moss stitch. My son's choice of dragon is too big for the back and that is the stalled part. He wants a Chinese dragon in red and I am not sure how to shrink it.
Now, Mason, is your mistake like the dropped stitch one,lol...
I like the hat you are wearing in your avatar.
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Oh, no. No, not me. Not ever. Perfect, absolutely perfect, every single darn time. Completely. Never any mistakes. Nuh uh. No way.
Me neither - never!!

yeah right ...
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Anyone else had such silly problems just getting something started?
Yes! I've got a frogged cami tank that's hibernating around here somewhere. I've frogged 3 times already (twisted sts was the latest mistake) and I've been avoiding the 4th cast on. I don't know what surprise mistake I'll make on that one.
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Old 09-26-2009, 11:47 AM   #10
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I thought this was just a problem that newbies faced! I'm always intimidated by the more experience knitters who seem to get going right away. I'm finally getting that first or second row knitted and they seem to have completely knitted a sock from start to finish in the same amount of time!
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