Some days, everything just works out. I can be in my own little world, not even particularly paying attention to what I'm doing, and everything I touch turns out. Every stitch is in the right place, and the solder flows where I want it to flow.
And other days, it doesn't.
Today is one of the latter days; a day where I make a mistake, pick it out, and do it wrong again. And, after picking it out a second time and thinking about it very carefully, I go right back and make the same mistake again. Even worse, I start over, think, "Ha! There's my mistake!" change before making it, and, yup, you guessed it, make it again.
But this takes the cake: I needed to make a small circle out of ladder stitch, and instead of joining the two ends together, I joined one end to the second from the last stitch.
How did I do that?