It actually doesn't bother me to rip things out at all, unless it is something that I am in love with. I am NOT in love with the striped monstrosity.
I am almost done with it, just need to weave in ends, so I will wear it tomorrow and see what my friends think. I have a feeling I will be making little kid sweaters out of it though. BUT, I did figure out what the problem is. I am making things too big. I held it in the back so that it was more form fitting and it looked a million times better. sigh
Thank you for the help! I'll have to look up that steeking thing before I do anything drastic.