Here's an article in Knitting that shows how to graft seed stitch that might be helpful.
However, I'll be checking this out myself later this afternoon since it's a technique that I need to finish up one of the designs in my design your own kitchen cloths & accessories book! i THINK it's simple, simple enough that once it clicks we'll both wonder why we didn't see it immediately.
And having been a real "Wimpus Maxima" in the past, I can understand the impulse to go knit something else or (Heaven Forbid!) just frog it!
Hang in there Fran! I'll get back to you soon!