Sometimes, you have a picture in your head of exactly what you want a knit item to look like…and to your delight, the swatch matches your mental picture.
Sometimes, what comes off the needles isn’t anything close to what you pictured, and design “progress” is measured in negative numbers.
Sometimes, progress is continuous and rapid.
Sometimes, you get a little distracted.
Sometimes, you pay the price for your distraction and miscalculations.
And sometimes, it all seems to be coming together.