I was going to say sadness, but let me not allow the melodrama to gain a foothold. Very bad for the complexion.
Can you see?
On the right, sleeve the first with its very proper six rows between decreases.
On the left, sleeve the second with its most improper three rows between decreases.
And rather baggy around the bicep with it too. I hate that.
The killer is that I looked at the first sleeve multiple times while working the second. And I didn't notice until I'd worked 6 of 7 repeats.
So while I had hoped for a finished sweater, what I have is reknitting. I had a very nice moment of prostration and flinging it on the floor last night, ripped and began again. I think the emotional cycle of failure and success is one of the most useful things about creating anything. Keeps your heart limber.
Thank you all for the very kind words about my sky blue sweater - I AM pleased with it. Sweaters are way simpler than I once thought - well, many of them anyway. Once you pass the hurdle of accepting that ups and downs are inherent to the process of dressing yourself, as well as to creation, it's a piece of piss, really.
Onward. I had an idea about a cable/kimono hybrid today....