Hapa Girl - Sounds like you are moving right along. I've had problems with adding stitches too, and I'm still not sure where they are coming from
I have finished my first 'project' it's not your typical knitting, I made book end covers for those old style metal book ends. I guess you would call it more of a 'craft' than other types of knitting. I am going to try to put a picture of them on my blog.
I also have a scarf I'm working on in garter stitch. I'm hoping to have some things done for Christmas gifts this year, but I don't know how much I'll be able to finish.
I agree with you this is a great site. The people are friendly with lots of good advice, and I wouldn't be knitting at all if not for the videos.