I finished one of my Fetching convertible mittens yesterday. While I was admiring it, I noticed that the cables on the flip-top I made was one row too short. Horrified, I checked the cable pattern and realized I should have made an extra row. Numbers got mixed up in my head and I knitted only four rows. Now the cables on the flip top don't match the ones on the wrist.
Now, I've frogged the basic fingerless glove once, because I forgot one extra cable twist. I've also ripped the mitten flippy top twice because I didn't like the way it looked. I was basically making it as I went, since there is no pattern for a flippy top. First I only put cables on the front of the mitten. Didn't like that, then ripped it. Then I put cables in the middle of the flip-top. Didn't like that either and ripped it. Now my cables are a little shorter and stumpier looking than the ones on the wrist.
The mittens still look good, but I know the mistake is there. I really really don't want to frog them again, but I feel guilty for not wanting to. Like the mitten is going to stare at me accusingly forever and say in a tiny mitten voice: "You broked me!" And the next mitten I make will have an intentional mistake in it, to match. Am I crazy? Does anyone else ever feel knitting guilt like this? Like you have a perfectly good piece of knitting that everyone says is awesome, but you look at it and only see the flaws?