Abbily, you're a very dear lady. Thanks for your empathy. If I ever finish what I intend to knit I'll want to put it on an electonic sign in Times Square. This baby won't benefit but, the next will. You can bet I'll post a picture, but later I fear. Right now I have Christmas concerts et al to attend for my grandbabies so time is short. I've learned a lot attempting this project and that's a plus, for sure. I'm a musician and have learned that accomplished and artistic people, like musicians and knitters, can't always translate their art to paper. A pattern, to me is like a concerto or symphony and everyone can't write one.
My best for a Merry Christmas, Jean