“I remember that I instantly liked him and I wanted him to like me. River was easy to get along with. Our characters were best friends, so we just were, too. It was completely natural and uncomplicated. (…) There was something really peaceful about him. He exuded this wisdom.’’
Messed up the way the colours crossed on my sweater shoulder, so did a controlled unravelling and reknit.
Not even obsessive geeks would have noticed my mistake, but it would have bothered me. Bonus life lesson: look how smooth the final fixed result is! Looking at that, you’d have no idea that it had been completely unravelled and repaired, no idea how long it took, how much I cried, how many friends and experts I reached out to for help, how many friends didn’t understand but were sympathetic, or just how long it’s going to take me to weave in all those loose ends, each of which was necessary but caused a headache.
You’d look at the finished result walking past you in the street and think ‘huh, cute sweater, nice, simple design’.
Nothing worth doing is easy, but sometimes it looks that way from the outside.