it's time to let this one go. i'm not enjoying knitting it, so i am going to look for another pattern that works better for me. i usually try to keep the recipient in mind when making something. i try to remember that what i'm making is for them to enjoy, even if it's boring as all get-out for me to knit. but this ... this pattern frustrates me more than anything so i'm giving it up. maybe it's the yarn, which i don't really like. maybe it's the pattern. maybe it's me. either way, think since the yarn is pretty thin i will try using 2 strands and do the "diamond twist" scarf in creative knitting magazine.
stay tuned for updates.