upon taking dave's advice, i decided to drag this striped sweater out from the bottom of the knitting bag and give blocking a try. after letting it soak in a nice bath last night, i have to say that it did help the wonkiness a bit.
although it's still noticeable i think i have convinced myself that i will move forward with it...being the perfectionist that i am, i have to keep reminding myself that these are the little things that give our projects that handmade character.
the worst thing that can happen is that i finish the thing and i end up frogging anyway. so what's the harm in at least giving it a fighting chance? the sacrifice of other projects, but that's ok. i'm all for giving the underdog a fighting chance.