Thank you ladies for all the helpful tips. Sorry, that I didn't post a link. I'll be sure to include that the next time. I started the piece last night. I had started knitting the first row from left to right and then realized "Hey, I might be going in the wrong direction." So, I'm glad that I don't need to redo that row, because knitting on the Backward Loop Cast-on is not easy.
How's it work when I post a pic of my completed project? Is there a specific section where folks do that on this forum? BTW, if the heart turns out ok, I want to make a few and give them away for Christmas along with a scarf or other knitted item I may have made, because I read somewhere that lavendar repels moths. -Ve