The little preface to this pattern in the book says, that if you can knit first few rows without a mistake while watching TV, you can say to yourself, “Day-um, I’m good“. Well, I thought that a few yarn-overs and decreases can’t be that bad. I cast on bravely on 2-circs and happily clinked along, while watching my favourite Babylon 5. When I spotted the first mistake, I went back about half a row to fixt it. When I spotted another one, I just played around to come back to the right stitch count. After I was done with the hard part, I went semi-content to sleep. Only to find next morning, that I actually twisted the cast-on row while joining the round, and now have about 8 rounds of moebius twist… The second attempt went really well though, I guess it helped a lot that I used a shorter circular needle (60cm) for the first 1/3 of the rounds, switching to 2 circulars later.
Mine do not lay flat, but I suppose that’s because I used needles two sizes larger than I should have. But as they are for may kids to play in the bathtub, it doesn’t really matter :).