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argh! Argh! ARGH!

The last three hours' of stitching? Were done ... three stitches off.

And I'm faced with either pulling 3 hours' of stitching, or scrapping about 5 hours' of stitching and starting over.

I'm seriously tempted to do the latter, as then I won't have to deal with stretched fabrice from pulling all the stitches.

And did I mention... ARGH!?
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I soooooo sympathize. I've had to unpick a couple of hours worth of work, and I only did it because I had close to 40 hours of work already in on the piece. Bleah.
Meep! I did the "pull 3 hours of work" thing on a piece I had about 20 hours in on, so I have a vague idea of your pain.

*sigh* The trials we bear... :)
*sigh* I've had to do that twice with my current project so far. I think I need to pay more attention to what's actually going on when I'm stitching. *grrr*
Yeah, it seemed to have been going well, and then suddenly... it wasn't.

And I still haven't gone back and figured out what in the hell I did wrong on one of the Super Secret Stitching Projects I'm working on. Hrmph.
I left one of my projects in a box for 2 years before I bothered to figure out what had gone wrong and where. But I figured it out eventually. Not fun to fix, but I didn't want to give up and I didn't want to try and fudge. It worked out OK eventually, but picking it all out was so IRRITATING!
If there is no way to make it blend into the pattern, scrap it.
I'm a big supporter of minor alterations to the pattern in order to bend it to my will. But sometimes there's no way to hide the error.

You have my sympathies.
The right call, in my book. Almost whatever it is, I go, "Hrmm, can I compensate from here and move forward, or not?" If yes, that's what I do. If no... *toss,* unless the materials are desirable and salvageable (like if it's yarn and I could unravel it and use it afresh), or the amount that would need to be pulled and re-done is a mere trivial fraction of the "what went right" time.

All sympathies, though. There's little more frustrating!