Thanks Mason....(new avatar photo,eh? I like the new look)
I should know that I can probably trust my instincts on stuff like this but it is nice to get some encouragement from folks here. So, Thanks! I also realized that the decrease I'm talking about happens once every 6 rows so it's not going to be terribly visible and so it probably matters even less what I do. But, I made a note on my pattern to remind myself what to do where when I do have to.