Whew! I thought there was something wrong with me! Ha! Now I see that I'm just a type! I look at patterns as suggestions rather than directions. My "Skully", for example, is made from cream colored yarn, with a heart on the sleeve. Okay, only a teensie variation. But now I'm working on the cardigan and I'm using mohair for the body and I'm going to make belled sleeves and put a seed stitched heart motif around one wrist. I'm going to edge it with a light green rayon. I think it's going to be lovely.