Last night I promised myself that I would make a plan for handling those simultaneous decreases on the lace front of my Kelmscott. It's not hard to do, actually. Trying to keep it all in my head without writing it down is what's hard and overwhelming.
Logically, I know it's the right thing to do, but my intuitive nature sometimes gets in my way. I rankle at detailed instructions tending to prefer the, "let's just get started and see how it goes" approach. Unfortunately, many things just don't lend themselves to that approach-like lace sweaters. So I have to shove myself out of my comfort zone and get specific and precise. It's a stretch, but having done the work of writing out row by row instructions, I am actually more relaxed, calm, and happy.
Strange how that works, isn't it.