OOH! Another Illinoisian!! I think we're taking over!! MUAAHHAAAHAAAA!
I should try loop st again...one of the first projects I tried to knit (after SEVERAL garter scarves) was a loop st bathrug. I still have 2 huge cones of cotton in my stash because I just couldnt figure out how to get the needle back into the sts with my big fat thumb in the way!
I have started over on my scarf about 12 times so far! It just doesn't look like the picture in the Colinette book!! But I'm an obsessive perfectionist!! I may just go back to good old garter stitch on this one :(