The one thing I wasn't happy with was the number of knots in the yarn. I had found 5 in the first 1/3 of the skein! I cut three of them out and spit-spliced the yarn. I left the other two, figuring I would poke them through to the back side when I was done.
Then I dropped a stitch marker that was marking where the short rows began. No big deal -- I compared the markerless end to the other one, to locate the place where the marker should go. That's when I noticed that I had really messed up the short rows on the other end. Instead of slipping one and knitting three, I had occasionally slipped one and knit two. Great. I spent a few minutes wondered how to fix this. Then I thought about those knots and how I was pretty sure that poking them to the back side probably wasn't a great idea. And I began to rip. I ripped the whole thing out, and cast back on. Then I went to bed. Somewhere along the line, I realized I should have taken some pictures, but, no.....
Speaking of casting on for things that I don't have time to knit - have you seen the Knitty surprises? I love Juno Regina, by the amazing Mim. It's definitely in my queue -- after I finish Hidcote, that is, also by Mim. I also really like the over-sized sweater, Oblique. Of course, I need to finish Arwen first, but I can imagine making Oblique (which isn't true of most sweaters!).
And finally -- thanks to Amy for pointing out that Starbucks is now offering the seasonal Cranberry Bliss Bars. Yum!!!! (Interestingly, Starbucks doesn't have a picture of Cranberry Bliss Bars on their website, but if you Google for it, you get lots of recipes. Maybe I need to make my own....)
Sorry for being so parenthetical and elliptical tonight!