Ok I think I know what you are saying now. I've not followed the pattern exactly...i did it like the heart pattern thing u did. But I tried to go to do what u said ("the sides aren't connected except at the seams") But that changed the sides that one certain color is on, so i had to go back and fix it. I'll try the "right" way next time. I am still trying to get the hang of this back and forth business with the yarn. It seems like it would be easier if it wasn't half funfur. I am just a very ambitious person but I should try to get the hang of holding everything first. I've got about an inch done. Lol..it's a slow process...hopefully this is done before christmas! :-/ I wish I woulda learned how to knit sooner! This gift was a last minute thing for my boyfriend's mom.
Thanks for all the help :D
Here's a picture of it so far!