chewing on this
So many times lately this thought popped into my brain: "The devil is in the details".
And then a minute later, I'd think, no, I'm remembering that wrong, the saying is "God is in the details".
Finally it bugged me so much - and besides, gave me an excuse to turn away from the nasty little details themselves- that I looked it up. Turns out both of these are "the" quote.
So there you have it. They are both right. There are detail people and there are big idea people. Its half-empty and half-full, toe-may-toe and to-mah-toe. Big idea people like plunging in and making it happen somehow. Big idea people are sure the details will work themselves out. Big idea people should not be in the final stages of helping to edit knitting patterns for their Big Idea book even if they have been knitters most of their lives because it is making them very nervous that they will not notice a P3 together in the wrong spot, or the lack of explanation how to start armhole decreases at the same time as shaping the neck.
On the bright side, most of this nervous energy has been channeled into a pair of basic socks. Maybe I'm not a detail person but at least my feet will be warm come fall.