I think I can,
I think I can....
Breathe in.....breathe out......
You know that thing where you're working on a sweater and you suddenly realize that you've knit 15 rows past the point where you're supposed to start increasing for the bust?
And so you frog those 15 rows because you know you have to. Then you decide to frog another 15 rows because you made a mistake back that far with one of the cable crosses, and, although you fixed it after the fact, it still doesn't look as good as it would have if you had just done it right the first time.
So you get the project back on the needles and are just about back to the spot you were at when you did the frogging. But suddenly, you realize that one of the cable crosses looks a little funny. And since you're the designer of the pattern, you figure you'd better just make sure that you didn't type a front cross when it was really a back cross. So you look at the original chart and see that, yes indeed, you have screwed up this one cable.
And so you realize that you have to frog AGAIN, but this time it'll be all the way back down to the ribbing at the bottom of the sweater.
Oh well....add it to the list of things I refuse to get worked up about, right under "bad haircuts" and "kids who won't dress warmly in winter". I know in the end I'll be glad I took the time to do it right.
I think that after this project though, my cable fettish might be cured for a while!