Anyway, I finally figured out the gauge and the pattern (I thought there was an error, I was so wrong) and started in on it. The size 2 needles were seemingly permanently bending from use, or was it my imagination?
I don't know how long it took but this is all I knit before I got tired and decided to go to bed. Yes, that's all!I think I've been knitting with worsted weight yarn for way too long. I'm concerned, very concerned.