My latest knit is an interesting study in what happens when you are 'too smart' to need to carry the pattern with you:
This is what I thought the cable pattern was (quickly reading from the book before embarking on a car ride - which is one of the few times I can knit):
Then, I went on vacation, and brought the back with me, and the directions (because of course I would finish a whole sweater knit at 8 sts to the inch on my vacation with a toddler HAHAHAHA). When I got to the patterned section of the front, I realized I did the whole back wrong.And the correct pattern is MUCH prettier. So I'm ripping out the back and redoing it.
In other news, I had taken out one ball of this yarn to swatch. Now, I can not find this ball. And I'm going to need it for the sleeves. This is a hand painted yarn, too. I'm now fully committed to finishing this sweater - I can't run out of yarn! I tossed most of the house this morning looking for it... I'm going to have to do a full scale attack now. Sigh.