I haven't had much time to work on my BSJ since I frogged it yesterday, but I have made a little progress. I decided to make a simple spreadsheet to track my stitch count for each row so I won't lose myself in the stitches again this time. There are a few spreadsheets out there already, but I didn't see one that lists the rows and counts if you are doing the SSK, K1, K2tog decrease instead of the one called for in the pattern. I will link to my spreadsheet in another post soon. I am also liking the series of BSJ YouTube videos posted by L2Belt. She breaks it down into 6 different videos and It's helpful to see her tips on making this sweater. (you still need the pattern though)
I was reading a little more about the pattern designer, Elizabeth Zimmerman, today and learned that she'd developed the ability to knit while on the back of her husband's motorcycle. I love the vision I get in my head when I think about that. Go girl, go.