Well, now I grasp the concept pretty well, and even managed to get my head around working two colors at once. But my stitches are super-sloppy, the overall pattern is distorted, and I can see where I made several obvious mistakes.
Plus I am having my doubts about the colors the first time he saw them, the Sergeant said, "Yay, Oakland Athletics!" So that's all I see now. The Green Bay Packers also come to mind.
(The easy solution would be to make the scarf for the Sergeant, but he doesn't wear scarves.)
So, do I:
- Struggle on with this piece and trust that my stitches will improve
- Struggle on, trust, and add a third color in one of the central leaves to add a focal point of non-sports-team color
- Start over with these colors
- Start over with a different coordinating yarn
That's about 40 rows of knitting there, so it's not a huge waste. I would just cut the strings and start with fresh yarn.
Oh, knitterly dilemmas.