Before getting started she asked me to count her stitches. She had counted three times with three different results. It is truly one of life’s simple pleasures to have the right stitch count (which she did).
Eileen and I learned that her regular way of knitting was to knit through the back loop. When she purled, she purled taking the stitch underhand. By working her rows this way, she was basically correcting her stitches each row so they would appear normal. A Twisted ribbing will not work if she knits her way. Leave it to me to break a forty year habit. I had to reteach her how to knit. And here she thought skipping the brioche would be easier. I sure threw a wrench in her plans. To her credit, she took it in stride and was a very good sport.