Catastrophe has struck.

Front, back, and sleeves knitted and blocked?  Check.
Shoulder seams?  Check.
Set in sleeve?  Ch- ... UnCheck.
You can see it, can't you.  Right there, where the left side of the sleeve should be fitting nicely into the back, it just plain doesn't match.  I stare.  I scramble.  I sigh.  Somehow, someway, I have managed to knit a front and back that do not match. 

I used a row counter. 
I followed the pattern. 
I screwed up anyway.

What happened, you ask?  I have no idea.  Do I have the mental fortitude to investigate and resolve the problem right now?  Not even close!  I'm blue, horribly blue, because this was the first sweater I've knit that had a real life pattern stitch involved.  No more geometric ribbing, this was a zig-zag pattern stitch, and I managed to make it through two fronts without screwing up the pattern at all, only to be bested by the back!  The back, I say!  It's the easiest piece!

But wait, it gets worse:
To console myself I decide to begin a top-down raglan in a beautiful, buttery merino I have been saving, to make myself feel better.  No finishing, no chance I'm going to make it all the way to the end only to find out I screwed up the first piece I knit.

I go to my addi-clicks, looking for the little cord, and a set of No. 9's, only to find that all but the long cord are not in their place.  And I have no idea where they could have gone since none of my current projects are on my addi-clicks. 

Are they here somewhere?  Of course.  Can I find them this instant when I want them most?  Of course not.

Oh, life, you pesky pickle!

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