I'm already going to have to rip back much of what I knitted last night.
Here's what it looks like now before the ripping begins.
I waited 2 weeks for the white yarn. It came in yesterday while I was in the yarn shop. I bought it and started using it right away. I didn't look carefully enough at the label to make sure it was the right weight. Even when I felt it was a bit heavier than the other yarn, I still thought it was just due to a variation in the yarn. Later after I had knit many rows I looked at the label and saw that it was sport weight and I had wanted fingering. Grrr. But that's not the worst of the problems and is not the reason I'm going to rip back.
I also messed up the pattern. We were watching TV last night and I was happily knitting away on the 3-color pattern. It was going pretty well for a 3-color pattern and I was making good progress. Then suddenly I noticed that I had shifted the pattern at the point where I started with the 3rd color. I think if you scroll down to my gauge swatch 2 posts earlier, you will be able to see that this is not coming out right. I considered just changing the pattern, but I don't like it as well, so I'm going to redo it. It's less than an evening's work, so very small in terms of the whole sweater. And if I don't do it, I'll always be unhappy with how this border looks. That's why you rip out, so you don't wish later that you had.
Well that's it for today. I need to go back up to the shop and get the right yarn. I hope she has it. I'd better call first. Fortunately it's less than a mile away, but I don't have other errands I need to do today, so wasn't planning on going out at all.
Well, I'm editing this to add that after I called I found out they did not get the fingering weight in. Now I have to decide if I'm going to rip back and try again with this yarn, which was working pretty well, or rip back and put it aside again until I hear that they have the right weight in.