Well I ended up frogging my spiral and starting over.
The second time my stitch count was correct.
One of my readers asked what could I do with these spirals? This particular pattern makes a pot holder. But think of the possibilities you could make small spirals and crochet them together to make a small throw - I think that would be very pretty. I also have a pattern for a dishcloth.
I spent today resting again. My head cold hasn't gone away yet so we haven't been over to the parks yet.
I sure will be glad when this cold is gone and I'm feeling better.