What I've learned:
- no more black yarn projects. I'll buy my black sweaters from now on.
- no more sweaters on needles smaller than size 8, at least until I develop some patience, which will be, oh, maybe never.
- no more seed stitch for this knitter, because I throw the yarn and it's maddening to be changing direction every stitch. And I've tried to teach myself to knit other ways, but I think it's like baby geese imprinting on the first face they see: once a thrower, always a thrower.