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jjangpie
« on: February 18, 2011 06:50:40 PM »

You wont believe what I did yesterday, such a funny......Face hurting story..Ok so.

I was knitting this blahblahblah...a slouch hat, I used size 11 needles my gauge was 2 stitches in 1". Now I didn't have circular needles small enough to fit such a small amount of stitches so I had to use straight needles (not the first slouch hat I knitted with straight needles). I made the hugest most hurtful mistake ever XD

Instead of knitting 42 stitches (21" my head size minus one, times two which is the gauge) I casted on 84 stitches (double) like an idiot and started knitting (between increases I eventually had over 100 stitches)...My fingers were sore just from the casting on..but get this I knitted the ENTIRE hat (urgh! It hurt so bad! T___T), stitched it up and everything! Put it on and was like "Woah...this. Is huge. o____O". Then I came to a heart-wretching conclusion I have to pull this entire big blob apart and restart this hat LOL!

The funny thing is I wasn't even surprised or mad that I had done that XD I thought to myself "Wow..I'm pretty stupid sometimes." Something told me the hat was TOO huge while I was knitting it but I was too far to stop XD (denial). Maybe my formula is all wrong but I knitted my other hat this way and it was perfect XD

I seriously should do a blog. >___<
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soozeq
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2011 06:31:25 AM »

You won't have to take it out and start  completely over. Just rip back to where you have the right amount of sts for it, maybe 64...? Then put it on the needles and start the decreases.
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jjangpie
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011 07:44:26 AM »

Why couldn't I have found you yesterday XD haha I already restarted it and still had the wrong amount of stitches on the needle so had restart it AGAIN but with 60 stitches so now I know how to get the perfect rim sizes, good thing I didn't knit it fully that time, I only knitted like 3 rows and realized "It's too small". Heh it's all good fun though I like mistakes as long as it's not constant, then it gets frustrating. It's hard knitting when you have fail math lol XD
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2011 01:30:46 PM »

Why couldn't I have found you yesterday XD haha I already restarted it and still had the wrong amount of stitches on the needle so had restart it AGAIN but with 60 stitches so now I know how to get the perfect rim sizes, good thing I didn't knit it fully that time, I only knitted like 3 rows and realized "It's too small". Heh it's all good fun though I like mistakes as long as it's not constant, then it gets frustrating. It's hard knitting when you have fail math lol XD

We wouldn't learn if it wasn't for the mistakes we make, so just chalk this up to a learning experience  Wink
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