I ignored my own very excellent advice and decided to push forward on the Monteagle bag yesterday. This morning I forged ahead on the bind-off - and found that I've lost two stitches. An examination of yesterday's knitting revealed some really wonky stuff, and I realize I have no recollection of what I thought I was doing or how this extremely odd section of knitting happened.
I should listen to myself.
Encouraged by what I thought was my success in pushing the Monteagle bag toward completion, I worked on the Super-Secret-Present Knitting Project. That went a little better.
Then again, it was later in the day and I suspect the antihistamine was wearing off.