Evenings, when you're tired, are not the best time for starting a new cardigan that has a lace pattern. You make mistakes, and have to start again.
Using a fluffy yarn when starting a new lace pattern, when you're tired means you have to start again.
Having children that talk to you while counting stitches, in a fluffy yarn, on a new lace pattern is a disaster, you have to start again.
Three attempts and two days, I finally get past the third row. The boys have now had their gags removed, and normal communication has resumed.