"How many inches do I keep on working past the mistake before I realize, I can't stand it?"
This memorable question was asked by one of our customers. We loved it's wit. I'm sure you've thought something similar at one time or another. We all run across mistakes and have to decide how we will deal with them.
One tip for knitter's is to keep at least one crochet hook near to pick up dropped stitches and help solve some mistakes. Usually one size smaller than your knitting needle works well.
For all fiber artists I like to repeat some sage advice from one of our teachers. "Admire your work often you will feel good about your accomplishments and notice your mistakes quicker."