woo hoo!! i've made it to row 10 and my stitch count is right on!!!
i realize now that my biggest problem was translating the repeats to my needles. i had to just sit down and write it out: k2 yf k2 yf k2 yf k2 yf k2 yf k2 yf k2 yf k1. i was always skipping that last yf...so thanks Ingrid and Kelly for vibing that epiphany over to me...and thanks kemp for offering to convince my boss to let me knit on the clock...she did stop by to ask if i actually left my desk for lunch today (i'm supposed to set a better example for my staff, who don't always take their lunch breaks)...ooops, didn't do that, but at least i could say i didn't do any work! ... too busy reading the forums!