I decided to not go with the shamrock pattern. It just didn't work with the strong contrast with the white rows and the darker green ones. I'll use the chart some other time. I do so like the stripes. I think I'll make these a little shorter so I can make a pair for B, too.
I've enjoyed writing my little poems; I like going to that place in my brain. I think I need to take some time this weekend to really work on the two for Saturday and Sunday. I havne't started today's yet.