Case in point:
This is about 43 rows of the back of Kathy Zimmerman's Welcome Back, Friend Sweater. It's about six inches long right now.
Sunday Morning I had 41 rows. Sunday evening I had 43 rows. Monday afternoon I had 47 rows. Early Monday evening I had 41 rows and now there are once again 43.
The way to avoid the impish little trickster knitting fairy is to CLEARLY mark where you are in the pattern when you stop knitting. On Monday evening I believed that I had started knitting in the wrong place and tinked 6 rows (WITH CABLES and using a cable needle to uncable).
When I began to start what I thought was the correct place, I realized that the tinked rows were actually correct and previous tinking was an unnecessary.
The bonus is that I love Louet Gems Sportweight. I also love the chia goo goo(something like that) needles which are as delightful as addi turbo lace at half the price. I've learned my lesson with over purchasing and managed not to order some more immediately because I love it and more has to be better. At least I've learned that lesson for today.