I've learned to drop stitches on purpose! Before when I would discover a mistake several rows down I would either rip it back, tink, or leave it alone and just live with it, but a few days ago it occurred to me that I could drop stitches instead. I'm so pleased with this new discovery! If only I could have figured this out earlier! It's so much less work to just drop stitches above the mistake, correct it, then pick the stitches back up. It's been saving me a tun of time and work.