I've been working on this cardigan for a bit now and all was going along smoothly until I made the mistake of knitting on it during the election results. As those results started going south so did my knitting! It was one mistake after another, after another, after another but because I have now become a more experienced knitter , I knew exactly what to do. FROG!! IMMEDIATELY! Do not proceed in a state of denial as though all is well thinking everything will turn out fine in the end because it WON'T! You need to correct the mistakes and then and only then move on. Many many years ago I wanted to learn to knit so in order to do that I had to study it, read up on it, talk to a lot of knowledgeable and experienced knitters so I could get it right and produce quality things I would be proud of. Because I'm a knitter I tend to think in knit stitches but this approach works in most aspects of our daily lives. It's really quite simple. If you want a good out come you need to watch, learn, study, pay attention to those among us who have experience. Study history, remember it and learn from those dark misstakes of this countries past so as not to repeat them. It's troubling to hear people say they don't pay attention to politics and then think they can cast a responsible intelligent vote. Or worse yet say they actually don't want experienced people who have spent their whole careers devoted to the good of our country. People died for the right to vote in this country and along with that comes the responsibility to learn all you can about each candidate before you cast your vote and in this election it wasn't that difficult because they put it right out there for all to see. There was a a choice between a candidate experienced, well qualified and prepared to lead all of us forward and a self proclaimed unqualified, raciest, bigoted misogynistic narcissist who's goal is to turn us backwards to those dark days in our history. My knitting mind is screaming at me to FROG NOW and start over but the sad reality is that we can't. Birds have just flown into the planes engine and we don't have a steady experienced qualified career pilot to land the plane!!!!