Just as there are days when the knitting sings,
there are also days when the knitting is a total brat.
You lose your mind, and can't remember how to count,
or keep track of the pattern,
or form the most basic of stitches.
Frogging is required.
Sometimes repeated frogging is required.
You spend hours dithering over what should be a simple decision.
You swatch eternally for said simple decision.
Then you decide that your original plan was probably the best.
But you still aren't 100% happy,
and you suspect you COULD do something better if you'd just give it some MORE time.
Yes, there are days when it just doesn't work.
The trick, though, is to remember that these are NOT the days you will remember.
Someday, when you sit with the finished project, you will smile at a job well done,
and you will forgive your knitting for it's bratty days
because in the end, they are every bit as much of a part of the process as all of those good days.