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So after exactly 48 rounds of the foot of my sock, I realized my gusset decreases were way off. There was no way around it. No notes to make for the next sock to match, no nothing. I had to rip back.
And then the rows were gone. It's crazy how all my hours of work can quickly be undone--just like that.

I know this isn't the first time I've experienced this frogging frustration, but I struggle to remember exactly which projects left me feeling that way. The joy of binding the projects off seem to overwrite the memory of all those little [and big!] drawbacks, and knowing that is enough to help me feel better about the mistake. All I need to be is a bit more careful next time, and count my stitches often before proceeding to the next big step in the pattern or lack thereof.


Besides, I had a great opportunity wind a nice little cake out of my yarn, and while digging the winder for it I found a second set of size 1 dpns that I didn't even know I owned. If it makes little difference between needle material I might just cast the second sock on and spare myself of second sock syndrome to speed things up.
Tonight might not have to be such a big step backward after all.

2 comments:

  1. ARGH! I have been in this same situation before. It's never enjoyable to have to rip back progress on a project. Especially one that is so close to complete. Fingers crossed for smooth sailing from here, out.

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    1. thanks, i'm hoping for no more big mistakes like that again for these socks. ><

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