I have never made a baby bootie, or even two, before. 1. I don't know how to use dpns, and 2. have lots of problems with M1. (make one).
One pattern I just tried had a row of knitting, then on the second row, a Make 1. It was super hard to find the "bar", having only knitted one row. Another pattern had a M1 at the end of the row. No way could I figure that one out.