I've now mastered both the knit and purl stitches. Still have not figured out how to bind off. I'm making a simple dishrag just to practice my stitches. I guess when I've made it big enough to suit me, I'll figure out how to bind off. The great thing about it is - it's a dishcloth. It doesn't matter if it's pretty or not, it will still be functional. Once I finish the dishcloth, I'll probably try my hand at a lap robe of the fuzzy brown yarn. I'll probably just make it really simple knit and purl stitches just to practice.
Jamie has put aside his knitting for a bit. He hasn't had much time to practice between catching up on missed school work, doing his eye exercises on the computer, and helping me pick up the house. Our being sick combined with general laziness and business with school work means the house is a wreck and is in desperate need of a good scrubbing. Jamie says he hopes to get back to his knitting soon. At least this time I'll be able to help him, instead of not having a clue!