I've just been looking at the pattern. I think I'll not try it this week. Eventually I hope I'll feel up to tackling it. I'm sure there are knitters here with the skills, knowledge, and experience to help you.
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper