Sometimes I get a bee in my bonnet about something and I just refuse to let go. This would be an admirable quality if I was fighting for a worthy cause, but it's just a prefect nuisance when applied to crochet. I spent FIVE HOURS trying to work out an edging for this jacket. The pattern calls for a nice, simple double row of crochet. Plain but naff. Shell stitch is such a crochet cliche but that's what I'm reduced to at the moment. I want the border to be a sideways repeat of the main pattern. All these jolly books and podcasts about maths and crochet led me to believe working this out this might be fun. They lied.
Something tells me you haven't seen the last of this particular project.