These booties were done very fast. I knew the shower was coming. I had plenty of notice. I looked at the calendar and thought "oh, plenty of time to finish booties." Then the date snuck up on me. I went to my knitting group gathering and realized that the shower was only in a few short days. Even worse, I realized I'd be giving these booties to another knitter! Someone who doesn't knit wouldn't notice any mistakes. Someone who knits as much as this mom-to-be would be able to pick out any errors. Now I don't think this woman would do that but the mere thought of it suddenly made me very careful about my knitting.