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« on: September 12, 2011 06:22:04 PM »

I picked up a hat I was making and started back in after a few weeks of leaving it alone. I was really trucking and got about 85% done when I realized that I was using the WRONG HOOK and was making said hat entirely too large. Then I had to rip it all out.  Angry Stupid G hook....

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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2011 11:49:21 PM »

Been there, done that! Now I have at least 4 of each hook and put my WIP in a ziplock with hook and pattern or write the hook size on the pattern, or sometimes even a post it note with the hook size in the ziplock
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2011 07:34:07 AM »

Been there done that Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2011 04:16:15 PM »

I do it all the time! Well, I try not to, but I just mess things up and have to rip out a row or two. Sometimes, if it isn't a huge mistake (like making a huge hat lol) I just let it slide and accept that my finished project wont be perfect, but that's really alright Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2011 07:47:47 PM »

I can sympathize!  I was making some motifs for a scarf and didn't pack the hook with the project.  Now I've got different sized motifs.  Sad  That was when I learned to either pack the hook with the project or make a note which hook I used.

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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2011 06:52:42 AM »

My first big blunder...even my cat is shamed by my mistake. I skipped a row of black two rows ago.  Cry

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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2011 07:12:42 AM »

i was making some baby booties and misread the pattern, i think it called for hdcs and i sced and they came out entirely the wrong shape, that was a sad day, thankfully i know what i'm doing with that particular pattern now and can do it right
other recent mishap was miscounting stitches and ending up with a wonky seam on a star-ghan, by the time i realised it it was too late to go back and fix it really so i just had to fudge it back into shape, which worked quite well.
i'm getting quite good at fixing my goofs  Tongue

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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2011 01:08:37 PM »

I used to forget what hook I was using for various projects...we all know we have more WIPS than we want to admit Cheesy...to solve this problem, I made stitch markers using a letter bead of the sizes I use the most, K, I, G, etc.

Now when I start a project, I immediately put the marker on...it has saved my butt many times from making as many blunders as I used to! Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2011 04:27:09 PM »

That stitch marker idea is great! I forgot what hook I was using on my sister's Christmas present (which is largely made of granny daughters), so there's one section that doesn't quite lay right because they GDs were too big. Tongue

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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2011 10:38:22 AM »

Oh, I think every crocheter has done that at least once. I've done it twice...

I now tend to keep a hook with the project; since I only have a few hooks, and (usually) one of each size, it means that I finish a project before the next. It also stops me from taking on too many projects at once.  Grin
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