All of the well wishes you've all been sending are quite fantastic enough! Thank you for all the support!
As for knitting English, I've not tried it but it's an idea. I tried using 15 gage needles as KellyK suggested and that was a bit better. It's just all the little nitzy fine motor movements that get me in trouble... But, the semester is winding up for school so it's probably not the end of the world I can't really knit right now; I might actually get some homework done :)