You know, when I was first learning how to knit, my knitting instructor said that she brings her knitting to movie theaters to knit--I was AMAZED!
Here I was, barely able to cast on, and this lady was full-fledged KNITTING IN THE DARK!!!
But I think she had been knitting since she was like maybe 8, and I thing she was maybe in her early 40's, so it was very second nature for her after doing it for like 30 years. She said that she was able to knit more by "feel" than looking in a situation like that, and I thought, "I'll NEVER be able to do that!" Well, as it turns out, I do most of my knitting at night, in bed, with a little desk lamp on my floor, casting very poor inadequate light onto my knitting.
And so I've somewhat
learned to knit by feel; although not to the expertise and degree that she was I'm sure. I'll bet that you're learning to "knit by feel" too, Lori! (if you weren't already able to do it before)