and start over. In order for the current stitch count to work, I need it to stay at the same gauge as the ribbing with the smaller needles, and that seems unlikely. I think taking out one of the 18-stitch repeats will make it work, especially since patterns tend to loosen rather than tighten upon washing. So, this poor little ball of yarn is going to be knit for the THIRD time, and since I try to use the yardage tally to accurately represent what has been taken out of the stash, I won't get to count it AGAIN.
Maybe I need to start keeping a "frustration tally...."