Originally Posted by Jan in CA
The reason she uses two different colors is to show that you always are working with one set of needles at a time.
Sometimes it helps to watch other videos or read tutorials, too.
A good youtube video is Cat Bordhi- Part 1: Knitting with Two Circular Needles. I can't link because I'm on my iPad so you'll have to look it up.
Thanks Jan - I'd already found both Cat Bordhi's videos, and they cleared it up for me. I just had the questions about garter stitch and any other possible pitfalls. Once I start knitting, no doubt I'll be back with more questions...
I'm ready to cast on and give it a whirl - "cautiously optimistic", as the expression goes...