I intend to be very brave and forthright and share with y'all a picture of my practice piece. what a mess but it is a start. I'm going to keep practicing until I get it right. Yesterday I taught myself how to do crochet cast on and bind off. I like it. THe instructions on You Tube and other internet sites has been very helpful. Of course an in-person "knitting circle" would be better but I'm working on that.