Okay, now that I've typed that title, I'm going to have the Bobby Brown song stuck in my head!
I guess the moral of the story is to listen to the little voice in your head. If I had, I would be knitting long rows of the solid black body. I'll get there, and hopefully will be pleased with the sweater
As Bobby Brown sings ♫ "it's my prerogative...." ♪
Update, Sunday morning: I just completed Row 30 and I'm feeling the love for this project now. It's not fun to rip and reknit, but I'm very glad that I did.