The gig is up!
After almost two weeks being frustrated by the Baby Chalice Blanket, I decided "the hell with it!" and ditched the whole project. Whew! What a relief. Life is much too short to hate what you're knitting.
I decided after spending hours on Ravelry looking at baby sweaters that I need to make the venerable February Baby Cardigan by the even more venerable Elizabeth Zimmerman. I discovered much to my joy that I already owned the pattern; I searched the fantastic Ravelry Library and found the pattern in "Vogue Knitting American Collection," an old knitting book that I bought from Goodwill. The book lived a previous life with the Dayton, Ohio Library System.
I think the February Baby Cardigan will look lovely in the remarkable Dream in Color Classy yarn. I'll certainly have enough left over to make a pair of matching booties, too. Best of all, I'll be happy. That's all that matters after all.