I had planned to have a sweater sewn up and ready to wear and model today, but it did not happen. It is one of those weeks where any hope of a schedule goes out the window and there has been no opportunity to catch up. I fall further behind.
At least Glee Club is progressing, although again, not as quickly as I had hoped. I had the back finished and I took a picture to show you. I was so happy. Until I looked at the photo that is, because there, in the middle of the back (circled in purple lest you miss it) is a big mistake. It is a mistake I should have seen long before I bound of the neckline and knit the shoulders. It was a mistake that made me feel like throwing the piece in the corner and pounding my head on the table.
Yes I overreact sometimes.
So last night, when I finally admitted to myself that I wasn't going to get a sweater assembled, I bit the bullet and ripped out one shoulder, unbound the neckline, and dropped the stitches and fixed the error. It was a bit of a pain, picking up all those rows in garter stitch, but doable. I probably spent more time fretting over the thing and castigating myself for not paying attention than I spent fixing the problem.
Here is the now finished back, adorned with bits of cat hair which will wash off in blocking. The first front piece is shown beside it, and as you can see it is coming along nicely and I am trying to focus more on what I am doing. This recent string of mindless errors really has to stop. I used to be better than this.
But I think I am, generally, more focused now, somehow getting more comfortably into myself and regaining some discipline after a period where I seemed to be functioning purely reactively. It is about time.