Okay, I realize that I could keep this entirely to myself and no one would ever know how completely stupid I am, but it's really so funny, I just have to share.
Background...I've been knitting about 4 years and consider myself to be a good solid intermediate knitter. I'm not really intimidated and believe I could knit anything I wanted to, if I am willing to put in the effort.
I also like to think things through (thankfully, as you'll see in a minute), before I start, and I'm visual, so I like to really understand how it will work before I get going.
I also am a fan of Knitpicks and love to listen to Kelley Petkun's podcasts. I know from that that she is a big fan of knitting in the round and doesn't like to have projects that seam up. And I know that she loves knitting her socks two-at-a-time.
So, I confess I was a bit puzzled when this pattern from their Fancy Feet Anklet kit switched to flat knitting in the middle. I came here and asked, got all my info, but had to set my knitting aside. I continued to ponder this pattern, wanting to make sure I was clear which stitches were which as I went around, because the beginning of the row changed at a certain point.
So, I kept going over and over one part of it and stopping. This morning I was lying in bed still thinking, and in my mind continued the pattern on around.....and suddenly realized why these switch to flat knitting.
THEY ARE MARY JANES!!!!!
If I'd gone on with my plan, I would have found myself with this strand of yarn going across the top of the foot where the opening is!!!
Good grief!! I feel so stupid, but after all your help, I thought you'd enjoy knowing what I was working on and...well, you deserved the laugh as well. (I guess if I'd just plunged in, it would have been obvious soon enough!)
Do I get a little credit for figuring it out before doing it?? I am once again reminded of the old adage, Trust the pattern!