I figured out how to PURL!!! It's not that hard once I got my hands to work with my brain. The book is wonderful in explaining stitches. I was doing great until my brain suddenly froze and everything I learned just went "poof". I just stared at the yarn in frozen disbelief. Back to the basics again. My brain has gone "poof" several times over the past day. Go back and re-read the manual. Start again.
I joined up on Ravelry.com as was suggested and found some free patterns. I just don't want to do a scarf with knit/purl/knit all the way down to eternity. I picked one and realized I had to learn how to increase 4 stitches evenly on the last row. *Flip to index on increasing stitches*
Errr. *reads the section several times* Right. No problem. Here goes attempt number one. Well, I managed to increase from 20 to 24 somehow with the directions so score one point on the scarf section. Not sure it looks like it should, but I figure it increased, I'm good.
My head hurts now and I've only done 4 rows. My hands/arms ache and I'm now cross-eyed for the remainder of tonight.
Tomorrow I'm supposed to figure out "Yarn Over". Make something with two sticks and some yarn. No problem.