In a move that even stunned me, I cast on for the Tilted Duster from Interweave Knits. And completed the back piece, and started the first sleeve. I think my hands have taken on a consciousness of their own.
My brain however has not.
The sting of the Bluebell disaster is still fresh in my mind. So after pinning and measuring the unblocked back portion I hit Ravelry (which is pure genius, a real why didn’t I think of that phenomenon) and checked out the notes on all the Dusters. One person mentioned something that, though rather obvious, hadn’t occurred to me. If I was going to actually wear something under this thing I better make sure I have some room. After a moment of near panic and bitter “this can’t be happening again” feelings I calmed down and figured I could block it and then re-measure before I took drastic action.
It did gain a few inches in all directions, though I preferred the look of the pre-blocked stitches at first. Then this morning I looked at the dry piece and felt safe enough to continue. Maybe I’ll have a great sweater after all!