This crochet steek thing seems to be harder than I thought. The first run distorted the middle and it looked bad. So I ripped and I'm working it again. And I'm taking pictures so you can see the whole thing in one tutorial--I don't want to lead you astray with what I'm doing now, in case I change it.
But I also had a sad revelation last night. I won't have enough yarn to finish the button bands. Crap. But my pal Amy comes to the rescue and extra yarn is in the mail. However, I ain't cutting anything until I'm sure I can make this a cardi.