I finally finished the foundation row. (I had a pretty busy weekend so I didn't get a lot of time to work on this) I did an FSC chain instead of a simple chain. MUCH easier to work off of and less time than chaining and going back over with a row of sc.
I opted not to count stitches as I'll encourage freeform on this pattern. And honestly exact stitches don't matter so long as it's an even number.
This yarn is so fun to work with. And it has this natural slight elasticity to it, so I'm pretty sure blocking will be completely unneccessary. I'll see how it looks when I'm done.
Ok, the foundation is set, now for the fun part!!