It'll be a pretty baby-gro when it's finished, and frankly I have a lot of love for the turquoise yarn, but I should have realised that a 3 x 3 stripe in stocking stitch on a garment which is frequently only 2.5 inches across can be mentally challenging:
|Yarn changes?, we got 'em!|
It can also be challenging to the dexterity of the knitterly hands to juggle needles, attempt to change colour without leaving a huge loopy first stitch AND try to weave in as you go* while remembering to k2tog or skpo at the same time.
Also it's in an odd number of rows per colour so the keeping of a tally sheet is (for me) SUPER important as some of the decreases are on a grey row and some are on a turquoise row, no mental cue of a colour change there to remind me - just don't lose that Post-It note! Oh...
Sometimes I didn't remember to do the weaving bit, but having ENDS, I tell myself, is not as bad as having the wrong number of stitches** is it?:
|Escapee ENDS of frustration|
|Seams, I would like them to be somehow different|
So I still have to do the hood, the ribbing, with (argh) BUTTONHOLES and then sew on ONLY TWELVE (laughs hysterically) buttons.
Here is the current status of this garment, looking somewhat like a curly rag (because that's the other thing, stocking stitch, of course, curls like a bugger until you sew it all together):
|Not far now.......help me.|
*Well, thank god I know how to do that at least. But, ah, I hear you say, why not carry the yarn up the sides? Well, I have (after the sucky stripey shenanigans) to pick up and knit ribbing all round the thing. My perfectionist streak is already struggling with the not so deeply neat seams, let alone pick ups on top of carried strands]
**this may have happened once.