I have been tinkering around with knitting, learning increases and decreases, and I have successfully ripped out a row or two a few times, got it back on a needle and kept going. This was on small pieces only, but I’m glad to finally feel like I don’t have to start all the way over if I make a mistake. I have been using The Knitter’s Companion to learn new stitches, not the best way to learn considering it’s more of a reference than a teaching tool. I am disappointed by the inconsistency of illustrations. In the sections on increases they show the stitch in progress, and how it will look when done — in the section on decreases they have no pictures of what the final stitch will look like. I suppose I should stop whining and buy a bigger book.