Dear Obnoxious Superman hat,
I know you thought you had me beat, you wanted so badly for me to give up after the first 8 times starting and failing. Your yarn was too small and your needles were too slippery, but I would not let you win, oh no! You may think that just because I started with 200 stitches and had to re-do you again and again, making you smaller each time, that I would finally throw the towel in and move on to my Wicked sweater. Ha! I have much too much time on my hands to give up.
Your charts were stupid, some too big and some too small, while my own charts were pathetic at best, but I persisted. You would taunt me, sitting there with your tangled up yarn, your bits down at the bottom from the unsuccessful swatches. And when I first thought you were done, you had ladders, big gaping holes where the decreases were. I moved forward, picking up stitches to hide the ladders, leading to another awful, awful version of you, with your spliced together skein and bitty bitty knots.