I am so done with this pattern. The first time I tried it, it bit me back. So I waited and tried again last night. This time, I could do it with no problem, except...that I didn't like it. It wasn't any fun. It was just slow, and awkward, and not worth the effort. Sorry, pattern writer. A completed scarf would be very, very cool. I am not the person to complete the project.
On to something else! The year is young!