After I finished the cardigan I picked this little color-work ball back up. I found following the chart and working with two colors much easier after all the lace knitting. Something about the rhythm and mental space you get into as you knit.
I found my old counted cross stitch magnet board, it worked great!
It was much too big, but then I took that chance knitting it on size 4 dpns instead of the 2.5's recommended. The stitch tension was uneven too, with gaps and holes. Frank said, "Felt it." So I did.
Wow! Felting it evened out all the uglies, made it smaller and I love it. All it needs now is a red satin ribbon and it's ready to deck the halls.