I put the collar on the Mandarin Faux Cardi last night and that went just fine.
Then I started the reverse crochet edging that goes on the cuffs, hem and left and right edges. That didn't go so fine. It took me forever to get the hang of the stitch and once I did it didn't work out so well. The edge is all curly and yucky. It is likely partly because the unfinished edge rolls anyway and possibly because the stitch is stretching the edge (ie making it longer).
I will have to rip back and try again. I think I won't use every edge stitch but 3 of 4 or something. I'm not that optimistic though as I tried that with one of my not-quite-right reverse sc without much difference. Any suggestions? Anyone? I'm so close to finishing this and I can't stand all these little toubles. I suppose blocking will help and the addition of the middle panel. Arrrrgggggh.
I think I'll take my laptop to the coffeeshop and drink lattes to get away from this.