Not having a handy link earlier, I Googled for the rav page and found a link to an older thread about the pattern. Mostly it's a problem of how it's written IMO. I think it could be condensed from about (I think) 5 pages to 1 page or maybe 2...including a photo. If I do it again I'll start with a provisional cast on and end with Kitchener stitch or 3-needle BO. It isn't difficult! The pattern is just too confusing, I almost gave it up.
My daughter was over today for me to color her hair. She did one box yesterday and it wasn't enough. I did a second box today and it still wasn't enough. She's back to needing three boxes of hair color. She used to need four! Her hair thinned out but now it's grown back, finer than it used to be. Maybe three will be enough from now on. I think her current RA meds are easier on her than the last were.
I should never overestimate my basic arithmetic skills.