I have noticed a lot of this going on lately
well I have had to jump into the same frogging pond.
I started this for my nieces' birthday and I noticed that it just wasn't looking like the picture on the pattern. The loops weren't 'holey' enough and there was supposed to be a criss cross effect in there as well and it just wasn't happening. Obviously I was doing something wrong, I kept going but no I am too much of a perfectionist to go any further so I too went for a dip into the frogging pond. I started again, now this time the loops are 'holey' and there is a criss cross thing happening. What was I doing wrong? Knitting through the back of the yrn loops, that is all, something simple that changed the entire look of the pattern.
That is better, I bought the pattern from STYK quite some time back now and it was intended for my niece when she was born. Well er um she is turning one year old on the 16th of this month, better late than never I suppose. Luckily it comes in a size range of 0 - 4 years old, probably for people like me!!! Yes I did say the 16th and it is now the 7th, I had better get a move along or she wont be getting it this year either ;)