I made some more progress. I have now gone through one ball of yarn (out of 6). I rarely seem to make it through the 8 row pattern repeat without having to take out a row. My mind wanders a little and oops, a mistake. Maybe I am not cut out for complicated patterns. Anyway....
I do like the way it looks. It will be worth all the pain.
I also have been doing some bargain shopping. I had coupons (I come from a long line of coupon shoppers) to Michaels and Borders, so I came home from some fun books. I also got a surprise gift from my favorite sister. After surveying the goods, I realize I have a serious one track mind. I have actually read other books about topics completely unrelated to yarn. I swear.
I am so ready to face soccer practice.
By the way, Grace got some totally cute pink soccer cleats. Being five has its advantages.