I was okay with starting over because I kind of expect for that to happen and the stitch pattern is interesting to work up. What I don't like is ripping back fair isle. It's the kind of thing I would pay a kid to do, if I thought they'd do it right. This is why I would stink as a test knitter- my tension is all over the place.
But once it was undone and I began a second time, everything was all zen again. See the peace and harmony I have brought to my home, below.
I think Ill finish the back and front today, which is great because I have another KAL starting tomorrow that will further divide my attention. It's the Big Bang Theory KAL and you know you want to join in. It will be full of themed projects (don't worry, you don't have to make a Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock themed sweater unless you want to) and fun trivia. The vibe in the luvinthemommyhood forum is extremely welcoming and easy- going. Even the prizes for this one are extra unusual: Amy and Sheldon knitting needles?!? by Lemonade Shop, BBT and Justice League themed buttons by Fastenation, and a Big Bang trivia game. These prizes are fun and unique, but the real fun is chatting while working on a common goal, and we'll be doing that through December. Some knitters plan to knit accessories for this KAL so they'll have time to work on Christmas gifts too.
I'm finding a lot of my queue could count for this KAL. Besides knitting Hetty (as a Bernadette cardigan), there's Sexy Vesty (Penny), Julep Jacket (Bernadette), and El Matador (sort of like Sheldon and his poncho. Not really, but I have yarn for that it and planned to do it this winter anyway.) Come join us!