i wasn't totally convinced that my stitches weren't twisted so i made very good use of the cubicle wall and clips-so now i really think the vesper is ready to move on to the short row part. actually the cubicle clips were a triple check. i had my coworker carol ann hold the needle stretched out, so i could move the stitches around, but since she's a non-knitter, i wasn't 100% convinced. however, she did promise to testify on my behalf that this was sending me over the edge-let's hope it doesn't come to that. AND the giraffe officially has a head-it's soooo cute.