I decided its time to finish the back, flaws and all. Here's why : Leonard Cohen says it better than I can:
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything-
that's how the light gets in.
It turns out Cassie also has some thoughts on perfection and it's limiting qualities, earlier today. She says it better than I can. too.
Assuring myself that noone will ever mistake me for a perfectionist, I finished the back. This here is a good argument for doing the back first. The little mess-ups occur mostly in the bottom half . If you notice them, I'll need to inquire why you're staring so closely at my husband's sweatered butt.
By the time I got to the shoulders I concluded the problem is with the " left lifted increase" and "right lifted increase" move. It keeps vexingly becoming a yarnover in effect. I think the way I usually do knit stitch, through the back loop, is gumming things up. Clearly Elsebeth is a front of the loop knit stitcher, done that way the increase stitch seems to behave itself within the motif. I'm knitting the front of the sweater using a front of the loop knit stitch and we'll see if that takes care of it.
Is it not perfect to end with this creature, when yesterday was Rosh Hashana ( the Jewish New Year) and the start of Ramadan too?