Frogged. All frogged.
It was the selvages — I just couldn’t deal with the selvages.
I’m going to go over my book’s selvage advice, and pick my own for this project. This is something I plan to have to wear in my hair in public and stuff, and I really really want the edges to look decent.
Also it accidentally came off the needles and lost a bunch of stitches when I dropped it one the stairs, and I am not the patient sort to sit with a crochet hook and pick up all the dropped stitches. So, frogged.