On my second one, I'm using a lifeline after each 12 rows of the pattern. Not only because I need the lifeline, just in case, but it also helps me remember how many times I've repeated the pattern.
I also find it helpful to mark that center stitch EVERY odd stitch instead of every few rows.
|Deborah Norville brand|
|Connie ended up with this one at the CWF Christmas party|
|Jerri made this one for me this winter -- Feb, 2014|