This past month, I can't count how many times I've frogged or otherwise had to undo some work due to a mistake I made.
For the Dwindling Cables Hat, I ripped out the base band three times, attempted to pick up the stitches twice, and then had to frog most of it after I screwed up all the cable crossings. At least after that I didn't screw up majorly again (some minor issues here and there, but nothing that couldn't be hacked easily) after that.
For the Work Cardigan (almost done; debrief will be next post), I once again didn't read the pattern closely enough and missed that I needed to increase my stitch count up the sleeve to account for the subtracted bell shape. I figured this out after I got to the top of the sleeve cap and was wondering why I had so few stitches. A week's work frogged out. How long have I've been working on this again? Almost two months now?
I then spent my last Sunday sewing in and ripping out one of the sleeves to said cardigan as I learned how to sew in a set-in sleeve.
Now I'm working on the first of a set of fingerless gloves:
So far, I've had to drop down the stitches of one of the cables to re-cross a miss-cross, and had to rip out the start of the thumb gusset (about 5 rows) since it looked like crap. It still looks kind of shitty, but since I stopped using the stitch markers, it's been better:
Oh, and I've decided to try another way of purling at the same time. Which took me a couple of rows to get, and it's not so natural for me yet. I don't know if I'll keep doing it this way or not (but that's another post).
Luckily, this is a pretty fast, easy pattern. Yes, even with all the cables. It's pretty logical and easy to memorize. Despite my inability to do anything right at the moment, I love patterns like that.
Now my sweater just needs to dry again so I can finish it, oye.