I am an idiot.
When I was eyeing up and lining up my cardigan pieces, fronts to back, I was aligning the NECKLINE of the fronts with the ARMHOLES of the back.
Had I unfurled the pieces -- just once...
Thank goodness I fully unfurled before beginning to rip. I did re-do the cast-off edge with short rows and live stitches so I could three-needle bind-off/join with the back at the shoulders.
And I made pretty good progress joining the LEFT FRONT to the RIGHT FRONT before noticing that the back... THE BACK???... was still sitting before me.
I had the right sides together, at any rate.
I finally matched the fronts to back correctly, right sides together, and the deed is now done.
After my delicious Mother's Day breakfast this morning -- smoothies, strata, scones, lavender cupcakes, and red velvet cheesecake brownies -- I set it to soak while I did a little shopping with Kate, and then sat outside in the sunshine to pin it out.
Rusty delivered lunch to the pergola.
Can it be Mother's Day everyday?
Here's the recipe for the Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies. I had to bake them 10-15 minutes longer than stated in the recipe, and I would advise heavy-duty aluminum foil instead of the cheapy stuff.