I had to go to the girl who taught me how to knit in order to finally "see" what you all were trying to say. Even the website you pointed me to wasn't really what I needed to see or hear. I think if you will direct new knitters to the fact that your work will actually look like it is to the left of the left needle until you insert your right needle and wrap your thread. Then, your work will be on the right. It seemed like no matter how hard I tried to go in the single thread as opposed to the legs of the stitch, I always felt like my work was in the way if I tried to keep my work on the right of the needle. Not sure if ANY of this is making sense, but there it is. I'm almost done with my first dishtowel and very excited that I know what I'm doing. Thanks for all of your replies.