Originally Posted by peysakona

Ok, I think I get where I am going wrong. I am obviously still a newbie.
I was starting on the long part and trying to decrease as I went, I will try starting at the point and increasing.
Thank you!

That could work. I think you'll find starting from the point easier at first, then play around with small swatches to do it the other way. You'll get some practice in and learn a few things along the way. Enjoy!