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Old 05-21-2005, 11:50 PM   #1
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Woo Hoo!!! I CAN perform surgery!!!!
As I worked on my second cuff today (on the dreaded double pointed needles) I didn't notice till about three rows later that I had knitted where I should have pearled!!! After calming myself down, and talking to myself for a bit, I decided I could perform some sort of simple surgery to fix this without having to unknit it back to the mistake......

So I took out three rows of just that stitch....no luck fixing it. Then came the fourth....still having problems. Then I took out the fifth....I hemmed and I hawed and said choice words under my breath and then decided I should just get out what I call my knitting bible. Low and behold....I did it!!!!! I actually fixed it!!!! I was thrilled beyond belief! Had I been sitting w/my back not to the supervisor today, I could have looked on this site and probably saved myself all sorts of grief, but she is a good sneaker upper and I was not in the mood to be lectured.

I was so happy when my relief came in because she is the one who taught me to knit.....I felt just like a little kid giving her mom a pretty picture!

pat, the so-so surgeon.
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Old 05-22-2005, 12:02 AM   #2
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glad for the surgical success...may u have many more
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Old 05-22-2005, 12:56 AM   #3
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GOOD JOB! Once I fixed my first mistakes, something clicked in my head & gave me ALL KINDS of confidence to try "tougher" projects...unknitting & frogging gives you a better understanding of knitting "anatomy", I think...
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Old 05-23-2005, 04:55 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by KellyK
GOOD JOB! Once I fixed my first mistakes, something clicked in my head & gave me ALL KINDS of confidence to try "tougher" projects...unknitting & frogging gives you a better understanding of knitting "anatomy", I think...
Totally agree with that! The more I screw up, the better I get
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Old 05-24-2005, 02:29 AM   #5
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Yay for you!! =)
I felt the exact same way when I did my last project (it was my first time doing lace)... it was so frustrating and I made alot of mistakes - but it sure gave me plenty of opportunities and practice in tinking and frogging... and it does help me to better understand my knitting as I go along... :D
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Old 05-24-2005, 09:03 PM   #6
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I just leave my mistakes, and call it my "signature".

Just kidding! I think that if/when people have the opportunity to take a fixing booboos class, they should: it totally helped me! Congrats on not needing the hand-holding that I do!
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Old 05-24-2005, 09:07 PM   #7
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I do not know how to fix one mistake :( I need to watch the videos again and practice!
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Old 05-24-2005, 09:10 PM   #8
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Jive, that just means you don't MAKE mistakes!
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Old 05-25-2005, 05:33 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Hildegard_von_Knittin
I just leave my mistakes, and call it my "signature".
LOL hildie! My granny used to say that too; she told me that a small glitch, mistake, uneven stitch or whatever is just proof of the fact that it's been homemade rather than factory made.
However, she was very big on having nice even stitches and such so I doubt she left many true mistakes in her own work :rofling:

She was a great lady: loved to knit sweaters for the entire extended family but insisted we'd pick patterns with cables etc because she wanted something "fun" to do while knitting them up
Just like many of you, she used to sit with my granddad when he watched sports on tv but hated to actually watch tv so she knitted instead.

During my "there is no such thing as too big phase" in highschool she knitted up 3 different sweaters for me that were more like a mini-dress than a sweater and I still have 2 of those old (ancient I must say) cabled sweaters that she knit for me back then.
In one of them she put a braided cable and at one of the ends she forgot to cross one side... I never saw it as a problem, it's just her 'signature' in my sweater and it's a fond reminder; even more so since shepassed away 5 years ago.

/(Dutch) Karen.
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Old 05-26-2005, 07:51 PM   #10
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Pat, so what is your so-called knitting bible? I love anything that can help or teach me new things. I for one really have a hard time if I don't fix my mistakes, because I can forever see them in my finished projects. . . not that I have very many, but still.
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