Well today is a new day and I see the light! It never dawned on me that the first row could be increased as I wasn't thinking of the bar increase I was simply thinking "if I am going to increase the first row why not just cast on more stitches" after all your replies I get it now
Hooray for me lol!!!
Thanks for all your responses. I feel like I am now that much better at knitting today! I look forward to helping others and being helped by such experienced crafters!
Elizabeth now off to start that cute bunny!!!!