Now I can't seem to match the tension on the first bootie.
I tried once, it was too big.
The yarn is really fuzzy, so it tangles with itself when knitted and is almost impossible to unravel, so I had to frog the slipper and start over.
I tried again, it was too small. But I caught that one after only a half-dozen rows.
Frogged it again.
I hope, like Goldylocks, I finally find one that's just right. Because this is really old yarn and it isn't being made any more.
As an aside: Frogging, to frog, I frogged that sucker. I have interpreted that to mean scragged with venom in knitting parlance. I suspect it stands in for stronger words.
I do it frequently. I like having a colorful word for it.