Christine, you are NOT a knitting failure! You may just be a patient failure, though!
JK!!! Your doctor might not be happy, but you feel good for having one piece finished!
Hopefully, you won't have pain tomorrow!
Dollyce, thanks for the ribbing formula. I think I picked up about the right # of stitches, but it's not what the pattern called for.
I ran out of yarn! grrr. Thankfully, someone on Ravelry has half a ball left of the same dyelot and is willing to mail it to me. I decided to go ahead and block what I have done. I can at least do the seaming so that once I get the remaining yarn, I can finish. Since I'm halfway done with the ribbing band, that should be enough. I'm ready to do the buttonholes once I get the yarn. Does anyone have a formula for spacing them? I'm HORRIBLE at math!