Thanks! Now if I can just get my cap right to even get back to that point . . . Yesterday I got there but ended up dropping stitches off the DPNs and having to start over (well, that and there were mistakes in the color joins). I'm not doing too well at knitting in the round. :( I either (a) forget to untwist the work, (b) lose count of stitches (finally put some markers on which helped some), (c) don't yet knit evenly so it looks like crap, (d) join the contrasting color such that it looks wonky, or (e) just generally mess up and am not sure exactly what happened.
On my latest attempt, I thought I was doing fine but noticed that at one point about 12 stitches didn't have as many rows as the ones before and after them. I apparently dropped something somewhere but couldn't figure it out. I can fix something when I know what I did, but can only scratch my head and wonder when I can't figure it out
Thanks for letting me vent. I have way more desire than talent at this stuff. I must have gotten passed over for the craft gene, so every bit of progress for me is very hard-won.