I’m trying to knit mittens from Amy’s video. I had one finished except for the thumb, which is giving me fits. (I can’t seem to get the finesse needed to pick up the stitches without leaving gaping holes) Long story short, I thought I was doing OK until I saw the aforementioned gaping holes; so I frogged it back to the “set aside” stitches for the thumb. This is where disaster struck - I thought I had the stitches all ready to go back on my needles for a second go around, but they all popped out. Now I am going to redo the whole thing. My biggest question is, would there be anything wrong with leaving the waste yarn in the set aside stitches in case the same thing happens again? I realize I’d have to be careful not to get it caught up in any other stitches, but other than that is there a reason not to use it as a lifeline?
Thanks in advance!