So this weekend, I started my twisted pink sweater not one or two, but THREE more times (that's four times total for those of you who are keeping track.) Each time, I cast on an obscene amount of stitches, knit between 8 and 18 rows and only THEN did I see the truth: that my knitting was twisted. BOTH times, I looked at those stitches, manipulated them, checked them, and convinced myself that "No, these stitches are not twisted," before i joined them. After one row I'd check again, then after a few more rows...each time deciding that THIS time I had done it right! Then once I was an inch or two into it, I'd realize that my stitches had LIED to me again.
So remember that "knit it flat, join it later" thing that I said I didn't want to do? Well, I'm doing it. I'll re-start a project four times, but I am not going to restart it a fifth time! I got through the ribbing this weekend and am looking forward to getting into the honeycomb stitch pattern today.