I just finished Stage 3 of the BSJ. I am happy to report that I have not made any mistakes, and that I seem to be over that hump when I couldn't get anything right with this pattern. I definitely think I would like this pattern better in a self-striping yarn, but I will press on, as I am committed to making this first one from my stash. I will post a picture tomorrow.
In the meantime, I am loving this song. I am by no means a fan of Jay-Z, or rap music for that matter, but I can't stop lovin' on this song. It's not even a new song, I am just liking it lately. It's on my running mix and when it comes on it makes me go go go go.