Thank you so much... I love this site!!!
I guess I was making "a common beginner mistake".
I was thinking of the increase as being the yarn-over or the cast-on plus the original stitch that it came from (1 stitch becomes 2) where as I guess the reality is that the increase- YO or Cast on IS the Increase (0 stitches becomes 1).
Thank you again for all of you help!!!
I'm sure i'll need more in no time at all!