As soon as I wrote my last post all optimistic and hopeful, I accidentally did a lace row on the wrong side. I'm so good at jinxing myself. So I tinked back carefully and somehow I got 2 strands on a YO.
I think if I had become a knitter when I was 16 and believed that perfection and control was attainable in all areas of life, I would have ripped back to my dental floss lifeline and started over.
Since I'm twice that age now and I believe I have practically no control over the bulk of things that occupy my world now, I just looked at the double strand and carried on.
Is it better to go on or go back? I have such a struggle with this question in real life (as opposed to my knitting life (?!?)) as well.. I want to set high expectations, but I don't want them to be so high that feel like a freaking failure everyday of my life.