I am fallible and make mistakes and I can take the responsibility and correct them. I found those missing needle tips -- right where I had left them. With the monkey romper which was stalled when I forgot to decrease for the arms while completing the monkey.
I had pulled out the monkey's head down to the mouth and then reknit it but I wasn't careful enough and got the rows off and it seemed wonkey so I pulled it out again tonight and I am still not sure there isn't an extra row in one or another of the colors but here is where it stands... Just to the monkey's eyes, a row or four rows into the decreases, I lost quite a few unnecessary rows when I pulled it out this second time, I am hoping that counting rows instead of measuring will serve me well. I have a bit of headache and so I am putting it aside for tonight and will look tomorrow to see if I am going to pull it out for the third time or pray for the power of blocking. My goal is to finish this romper by the end of the week.
*from Proudest Monkey by the Dave Matthews Band