After several botched and frogged attempts my 2x2 ribbed scarf is starting to come together for me. Admittedly I've only done a few rows so far, but they're rows without added/dropped stitches and are looking reasonably even.
Now that I have a few rows done I can see the pattern starting to reveal itself and it's just very cool to see. It's actually starting to look like something.
Maybe I can do this after all.