Many people come into the shop for help because something has gone wrong in their knitting, or they don't understand a direction in a pattern. And this is fine. And many of those people are surprised to hear that we, "the experts," have things go wrong with our own knitting. But they do. We're knitters too!
Case in point, the Laminaria shawl that Becky is knitting. Yesterday she spent HOURS knitting it. And then disaster struck (hmmm, this happens to her a lot.). The very slippery yarn she was using (Classic Elite's Silky Alpaca Lace) slipped...right...off...her...needles. Five stitches. All at once. To the lifeline 5 rows below. When she was 3/4 done binding off.
So Laminaria, currently in time out in a deep dark closet, was ripped back 5 rows plus the bind off row to the lifeline. About six hours worth of knitting. Sigh.
It happens to all of us at some point.