I know that for many of us, the last couple of years have been particularly difficult. I wanted to take a few minutes and just encourage you to stop and breathe.
Wherever you are, whatever you are going through, you are doing the best that you can do. It's ok to not be perfect. It's ok to look after yourself and be kind. You need to treat yourself like a much-loved work in progress. You may be trying to follow a pattern, but actually, the best things come when we adapt them. Embrace your beautiful design features, rather than seeing them as flaws.
You are not a factory-made piece, you are an individual. Your gauge might be a bit different, you may have the odd extra stitch but you also have added sparkle and are completely unique and a work of art, in progress, in your own right.
So take time, breathe, embrace the unique beauty of yourself, and know that you are getting there one stitch at a time.