I have mentioned Pagoda, right? Knit as written it would be two fronts and a back seamed together for ever under the arms. I looked at it and thought about knitting it in one piece till the decreases ate up all the fronts. About half way up the back if my memory serves me right.
I was only drinking coffee when I figured this out. Not any alcohol containing beverage, just swiss mocha. Perhaps it was the chocolate and coffee together? Even without caffeine?
Did I give you the numbers? 130+170+86 per side + 142 for the back. With four paired decreases every ridge that means that my total number of stitches only goes down 8 (eight!). At this point, I am knitting just over 800 stitches per row, rather than 9xx+. It is still insane and it seems like forever till that last of the six markers hoves in sight.
The only thing I can say with certainty (other than I have no clue as to how much yarn this is going to take) is that at least the sides will exactly match….. There is that. Matching is a good thing. I have to keep telling myself that. And that I will be able to finish it prior to going completely grey.