the legendary pulled up yarn on purl stitches? SO many people do that.
I learned knitting before I could read or write. So a lot of my initial mistakes I have forgotten. And the overthinking-part just never got hold of me in the beginning days.
But of course we all make mistakes and we all see how things can be missunderstood. And we see all the questions here, too. Even if you haven't made a certain brain short circuit thing, for example, but read about it, you start to understand how to re-wire.
I can not get over the fact that a lot of people think
a) all you do on circular needles is knitting in the round
b) all knitting in the round is done on circular needles
well, both asumptions make sense, but not in real life. But for me, they were never a question. Still, I do not laugh at people but develope an understanding that it throws people off-track when a pattern says: on a 20 inch circular needle, cast on 12 stitches. Well, making ends meet only works with magic (loop) but other than that...
To this day I find new things all the time - which is why these forums are fun!
Knitting in the round on straight needles (2 of them!) is one of those moments in my not to far past.
Just ask. Someone will answer and someone will learn