All of those are big IFs. But sometimes the ifs in life can hold us back so I decided to trick myself and take one teensy step at a time.
I worked up the courage to at least cast on for the front and make the ribbing because I like doing that and you can't really mess it up. 78 stitches isn't too much to unravel if necessary and eight rows of ribbing really doesn't take that long. Once I started knitting I remembered how much I loved knitting with Cascade Soft Spun yarn and began to think it might not be so dificult.
I do love the soft buttery yellow color of the yarn and can envision being comfy on a saturday with a pair of jeans working on projects. And a sweater may seem like it will take a long, long time but its just a matter of volume. Knitting a pair of socks takes At Least the same amount of time and I love kntting socks. What a difference accentuating the positive does, but for now I think I will go back to my sock and listening to the Andrews Sisters.