The good news: Salina is *this* close [insert thumb and index finger mere micrometers apart] to being finished. The bad news: something's awry with the split front. The two sides of the lapel don't seem to match up as they should. It's not a huge difference, but enough that I don't know that stretching and pulling and re-shaping during blocking is the route to proper realignment. The problem arose because the split neck is worked separately, so somewhere along the way I did something to one side that I shouldn't have. Hrm.
I've had a look at some blogs with posts about knitting and finishing Salina, but I still can't get a good grip on what exactly is wrong. I might just have to rip, rip, rip and reknit. Double hrm. I'm not at all a gracious accepter of set-backs... in fact, I am downright obstinate about having to redo anything. But I'm a perfectionist (and will obsess exorbitantly over mistakes if they are remedied carelessly), so I will have to rip, rip, and rip some more. Okay, that may be a tad overdramatic... I probably only have to rip out and reknit a few rows.