It's the reason why I was so glad that the friend who taught me to knit started me out on an alternating square pattern blanket. Knitting ten, purling ten, rinse repeat for 100 stitches and then turn it around and purl where you knit, knit where your purled... it all snapped in to place very quickly for me.
Pretty soon you'll look at a sweater someone has on and think to yourself, "How clever for them to have purled right there, it is such an interesting texture!"
Knitting to keep my sanity. It's working... kinda...
OTN: Dr Watson's Cable Crew Neck
OTN: Writer's Cardigan