I just noticed that on either side of the lace pattern running up the sides of Alisa are...wait for it....LADDERS!!! I thought those only happened on dpn's? Obviously not. For a while I couldn't wrap my mind around what was causing it. Then the lightbulb went off (okay so it didn't go off until I googled "ladders stitch markers"). The stitch markers I'm using are too thick and therefore causing ladders at each respective point in the knitting. I have gone too far in this pattern to frog back. I'm so upset. No, I'm more than upset. I'm really effing pissed off!!!! Damn damn damn damn damn!!!! If I was telling this story at work, this is the point where a non-knitter would say, "I thought you said knitting was relaxing?".
By the way....the photo doesn't do these ladders justice. They are much larger and uglier up close and personal.