It sneaks up behind you in dark corners and dares you to finish it. You see a cute shawl in the new issue of Knitty, but you can't cast on a new one until you cast off another. With every pattern repeat the centerline becomes increasingly erratic and non-linear. There is no way to fix it without ripping out the whole thing. I have committed to only wearing this folded and wrapped and what not. I showed it to several muggles who didn't notice the hideousness, but I know it's there.