Frsutration!

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i AM ALL SET TO START KNITTING A TEST KNIT FOR A FELLOW RAVELER.

Well, I thought I was. I cast on and began knitting. At the end of the second day I was 15 rows in, lifeline inserted and ready to start the first decrease round. When... uh oh. Extra stitch. This means the foundation row is wrong, and that is a problem because after it is knit, you then go to the cast on edge and knit a lace border onto it. Ugh. Also, It was coming out too large.

So I ripped it all back and began to cast on anew. I HAVE TRIED TO DO THIS 5 TIMES NOW. I am so frustrated. I like using the long tail cast on for knitting in the round. I can join it easily and it doesn't leave a funny gap. But I have not yet been able to get the right length of tail. Either MILES too long, and by that I mean somewhere in the ballpark of 8 feet... or way to short... 14 stitches or more. WHY CAN'T I DO THIS?

I am measuring the yarn the same I way I did the first time I cast this on and it worked. So now, two days later I have zero progress... a mess off yarn and very frayed nerves.