I knew I had to take out a bunch of rows to get to a completed pattern so I could start a border. Finishing the pattern was not an option as I was out of yarn. I couldn’t handle the thought of patiently “unknitting” so I thought I would try ripping. But I was scared so I tried to find the row and pick it up on a couple needles. I knew I was on a couple rows but I figured I could manage. Here is what it looked like after ripping the rows. Now you can see that I have half of the stitches picked back up, and sure enough, I am working on a couple rows at once. And finally I have all the stitches back on the needles, except for 2 which I put stitch holders in to make sure they didn’t go anywhere so I could pick them back up as I was knitting. Not sure how I missed two but, it worked anyhow. And finally…..completed project.This was a bear, I was ready to give up and chuck it numerous times. And my daughter now thinks it is fantastic and promptly christened it by wiping her snotty nose on it.