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Buckeyeknitter
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Posted - 05/19/2007 :  09:05:33 AM  Show Profile Send Buckeyeknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am making a cardigan out of cotton yarn - I finished the front two pieces, the back, had knitted together the shoulders and it was time to put on the button bands. I counted, was so proud of myself when I ended up with 58 stitches on two sides. Unfortunately when I finished I realized instead of putting the bands on the middle of the front pieces I had very neatly (some of my best picking up and knitting ever) put them on the underarm seams - somehow the pieces got twisted. I am blaming Six Feet Under season 5 as I was evidently paying much more attention to that than I was my knitting. aaaggghhhhhhh

Pam

ozknitter
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Posted - 05/19/2007 :  09:22:25 AM  Show Profile Send ozknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh Pam,

Bummer!!!

Knit in peace and harmony.


Rose in Melbourne, Australia.
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LJ
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Posted - 05/19/2007 :  10:08:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit LJ's Homepage Send LJ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hmmm, add a few buttons to the back and button it together!

Linda in Va

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AngieSue
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Posted - 05/19/2007 :  10:23:49 AM  Show Profile Send AngieSue a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Pam, you're in good company...sounds like something I would do. I'm blaming "24" for casting on the wrong number of stitches for my socks and proceeding to knit about 2" before I realized what I had done.

Angie
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lucylocket
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Posted - 05/19/2007 :  6:23:03 PM  Show Profile Send lucylocket a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BeanerMom

Pam, you're in good company...sounds like something I would do. I'm blaming "24" for casting on the wrong number of stitches for my socks and proceeding to knit about 2" before I realized what I had done.

Angie
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I'm the same, I always make mistakes when watching action shows - 24 is on very late here (10.30-11.30 pm on Wednesday nights) and I'm a big fan!! Good Luck Pam - I hope you get it sorted out!! Happy Knitting!

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fiberlicious
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Posted - 05/19/2007 :  7:15:29 PM  Show Profile Send fiberlicious a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey - you're stealing my tricks! Thus sayeth the idiot who completed the front of her Einstein jacket in record time. Too back I had picked up the stitches on the wrong edge. That was a lot of frogging!
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jrhutch
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USA
412 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2007 :  7:26:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit jrhutch's Homepage Send jrhutch a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I can relate ... that's why I never knit while watching Six Feet Under.

Jackie Hutcherson
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Queen Knitsalot
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Posted - 05/19/2007 :  8:11:06 PM  Show Profile Send Queen Knitsalot a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Whenever I make some kinda weirdo mistake I try and rationalize it---at least you have the pleasure of knitting it again!

Suzanne

I'm not crazy.....I'm colourful. Sounds better on a resume.
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RobA
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Posted - 05/19/2007 :  8:27:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit RobA's Homepage Send RobA a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Will you hate me if I laugh? 'course I can laugh because I have never yet made a cardigan without knitting the left front twice.



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Chemcats
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Posted - 05/20/2007 :  05:44:28 AM  Show Profile Send Chemcats a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh, I can sooooo relate! Cardigan..perfect fit for the buttons (6), perfect buttons, all marked, quadruple checked...picked up stitches, knit the buttons bands, nice button holes....

How in the hell I had 7 holes, I will never know.

Then there is the sewing-shoulders-picking-up-stitches-knitting-turtle-neck-then-find-back-is-wrong-sided. Not everyone can do that twice!

Meribeth
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sgoldfried
Seriously Hooked

Canada
769 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2007 :  06:46:45 AM  Show Profile Send sgoldfried a Private Message  Reply with Quote
a little bit of the same
made a lovely neck down shawl
finished it loved it
tried it on upside down
frogged it and later on found out i tried it on the wrong way
STUPID
sylvia
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sgoldfried
Seriously Hooked

Canada
769 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2007 :  06:49:07 AM  Show Profile Send sgoldfried a Private Message  Reply with Quote
a little bit of the same
made a lovely neck down shawl
finished it loved it
tried it on upside down
frogged it and later on found out i tried it on the wrong way
STUPID
sylvia
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sandyt
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Posted - 05/20/2007 :  4:21:59 PM  Show Profile Send sandyt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You'll only make that mistake once!!!!!! I have made huge mistakes--but never repeated the catastrophes!!! I feel your pain!
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Mama Cat
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Posted - 05/21/2007 :  03:59:12 AM  Show Profile Send Mama Cat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey, I've done that one (knitted the button bands onto the wrong side, under the arm)!! I'm glad you posted about it because now I feel better about it. :-)
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AuntyNin
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USA
772 Posts

Posted - 05/21/2007 :  06:11:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit AuntyNin's Homepage Send AuntyNin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Similarly, the last time I sewed a cardigan together, I sewed the right front to the back left shoulder, not once but TWICE! (sigh)

Somehow, I suspect moments like these are as much a part of knitting as yarn and needles. At least, they are for me.


AuntyNin

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COgirl
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2176 Posts

Posted - 05/21/2007 :  09:59:12 AM  Show Profile Send COgirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I make it a rule never to drink and knit, no matter how little the glass is. Seems as though the least number of stitches can take forever to get through. Knit one, sip two.
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