Faythe knows the story. Basically, I've been playing around with the short rows on this collar for a couple days now. It seems the instructions with this pattern aren't complete. I finally figured it out and am happy to have worked through it.
That being said, I think it's safe to say the poorly worded and omitted steps nearly drove my neurosis into overtime.
There was a lot of obsessive compulsive frogging. The yarn seems to have gotten a little fuzzy in that area. Too.much.frogging.
I don't know what Faythe's problem is (besides the "Evil") but she loves to hear about my ripping out stitches. When I begin to tell her about a knitting problem, her first word is usually, "Frog??" Oh, how she cackles on and on. I'm sure she looks like she's having little seizures while cackling wickedly. So this one is for you Faythe. A nearly completed short-row collar! The seams on each side are the top of the shoulders. The bottom portion is the back panel and the two sections on the left and right are the front panels.
Now that I've worked through this issue, I shouldn't have to read "HEheheHehehEheHEhEeheheE" in chat anymore.