When Things Go Way Wrong

I suspect my unhappiness with knitting had more to do with the project and less to do with the knitting. I was unhappy with how it was working up. I had to fudge the number of stitches a few times and then I stupidly twisted one of the fronts when I was knitting the bits all together. There was no fudging that. I ripped the whole sucker out, fixed myself an ice cream cone: mocha chip and regrouped.

I don’t want this pattern to beat me so I’m going to give it another go. I’m also going up a size just to be safe. Wish me luck!

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19 Responses to When Things Go Way Wrong

  1. AJ says:

    Good luck🤞🏻🤞🏻. I often come to that realization too- I avoid knitting or any project when it’s not going like I want it to.

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  2. Mama Cormier says:

    I’ve had this happen to me as well but I persevered and eventually it got done. I took it out five times before I got it right.

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  3. Pauly Heller says:

    To quote Alexander and the Terrible Horrible Awful No Good Very Bad Day, “Some days are like that, even in Australia.” I hope the next go-round goes better for you.

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  4. Wishing you good knitting! Sometimes you have to trust your instincts and go back with something, even if you don’t want to. You’ll be happier that you did!

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  5. Tony says:

    Just about to start a pattern for the fourth time. I get to the same place and then go wrong! It’ll not beat me (at the moment at least)

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  6. tonymarkp says:

    I’m very sorry this is happening. It’s too frustrating. I’m sure you’ll get it right!

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  7. How frustrating! Ice cream can heal many woes.

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  8. chrisknits says:

    Seems I was not the only one ripping. But I have yet to rip the entire project, so there’s that. Good luck!

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  9. haddayr says:

    Knitting is teaching us all perseverance!

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  10. slippedstitches says:

    I totally understand. I am now knitting the sock from hell. Three times I’ve had to rip all the way back to the beginning. But I have the same attitude as you. This will not beat me.

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  11. Tony says:

    It’s just a bit frustrating. It affects my wife more. She can’t bear to see me rip anything back, so I have to do it when she’s out.

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  12. salpal1 says:

    Best of luck on this new start! I am sure it will be better. I have somehow twisted my linen stitch scarf when I joined it. I am knitting on because if I can get through the whole thing with it twisted, it won’t matter once it is cut apart. We will see if I can make it. Otherwise I will join you in a restart.

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  13. bluestempond says:

    I’ve done that before, too. Sooo frustrating especially when it’s your own fault and not one other person to blame it on.

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  14. kathyreeves says:

    Oops! I hope this run goes much better. I’ve done that more than once I’m afraid!

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  15. I feel your pain. I once accidentally knitted pockets into the BACK of a sweater and had to rip out 4 inches of work: like you, I had to take an ice cream break and a night off before I could face the sweater again.

    Hopefully this is last knitting glich in this project and everything will be smooth knitting from now on. 🙂

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  16. Roxane says:

    It happens to the best of us. I just had to frog back a cardigan because I missed the transition from “slipped garter rib” to “flat garter rib,” and I’ve been knitting for sixty years!

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  17. Olivia says:

    It must’ve been her sun storm or something Because well I had guests here for 10 days the AC broke and they couldn’t get a part until the following week. We had AC in the bedrooms from the second unit but it was hot here. Murphy’s Law

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