Well I have been making great progress on Rage Management. I finished the body and one sleeve and have started the second sleeve. Or, more exactly I thought I had finished the body.
I was pinning it to the blocking board today, oh so proud of myself for being almost finished with a sweater and looking forward to starting the next one. I even thought I could give myself a little bit of a treat and wind up the yarn for the next project tonight.
But then, I realized that something was amiss. In fact there is something terribly wrong with this sweater, wrong enough that it was quite obvious even through my self-congratulatory fog. It was obvious even though my mental faculties are somewhat crippled by a head cold and a two-day old sinus headache.
If you haven't noticed yet, it will be quite obvious in the next photo:
Notice the lovely garter ridges made by the pattern stitches on the back? Look at how plain the front appears in comparison. I was supposed to do the same pattern stitches and continue the garter ridges.
Somehow I forgot.
It is not that it is not that much knitting. The pieces are really quite small, it is more that I would have rather not made such a silly mistake, and then, I would have rather realized the extent of my error before I washed and blocked the sweater. I see that it really does help to pay attention to what one is doing.
Well, I have already started the last sleeve and there are no garter ridges on the sleeves. Besides the pieces have to dry now.