Susie, I couldn't have said it better myself :D .
It will all be 2nd nature much faster than you think. Of course, both of you are doing projects much faster than I did! I spent a good 2 months just knitting and then purling and ripping out the sts; Not making anything at all, just practicing for about a month on my knitting; then about a month on my purling....LOL, this was after my wavy scarf
I had picked up sts where they were not needed and dropped sts. I call it wavy bc the sts on each row changed throughout the entire scarf :D
dakirk, we all go thru it, but I promise you will get it and it won't be so frustrating!! baby steps
I've been knitting close to a year and 1/2 and have MANY, MANY things to learn .... not bc I've not learned alot already, but bc there's so much that can be done with knitting and all of it is FUN, FUN, FUN