On a gray day, I sat on a couch next to a gray cat, and knitted my gray sweater. I have been knitting this sweater slowly but began to pick up steam in the last 2 weeks.
Just as I began to get excited about doing the decreases for the underarm I realized I had not cast on an additional 24 stitches in order to make the left front flap. As usual I began to flounder around thinking about how I could make this work. Then I thought about Mary, our knitting instructor, who would just look at me patiently at our next class and let me come to the proper conclusion that the only thing to do is rip back to the problem area and start that part again. I also remembered my knitting classmate Dianne who has a jacket she has ripped out twice and is still working to make right. Then I started unravelling and rewinding the yarn and started over. I admire people who don't let yarn get the better of them. I want to be like them.