To admire my crazy math skills i used in order to figure out how many stitches I should have had on my needles after my decrease row, a row that happened 6.5 inches earlier in the pattern...luckily, unless my super complicated hash method has failed me, I have the right amount...let's also take a moment to enjoy the creative way in which I am holding my thumb stitches. Paper clips hold much more than paper and make excellent emergency crochet hooks. I also noticed that when I started watching criminal minds last night that my gauge noticeably tightened, I find this more amusing than frustrating. I am using Cashsoft Aran for these and a size four needle and they feel great!!