I am making jekyll and hide from knitty which is a simple enough pattern. infact too simple as i got cought in a mindless knitting trap.
I had done 3" of stst then had to do 4" of 2x2 ribbing. after that i was supposed to do a decrease row, but entirely forgot and went right back into stockinete. I had done about 4 rows of stst when i realised this and decided the best bet was to frog back to the ribbing and carry on from there.
I frogged back a few rows, but as i tried to re-insert my needles (this is worked on DPNs) the stitches kept running down. Ahah! i thought, i will do that trick where you put in a needle [I]before[/I] you frog. i selected a destination row, inserted a long cable needle and proceeded to frog, only to find that some of the stitches had run down whilst i had been doing that, to below the inserted needle, and that i had also managed to skip up a row when inserting.
stitches everywhere! yarn everywhere.
I have now frogged back another couple of rows, so that the live stitches are at least all on the same row, but how do i get my needle back in without the above problems happening again?