Thank you all for your input. It has relieved my fears and given me fantastic tips.
The comic relief is a plus... my husband laughed at the prehensile toes comment!
I love this forum, this site, and the members.
I am still consider myself a novice after 4 years and I am the only knitter I know. (The only knitting group is at a craft shop and costs $15 an hour!)
Thank you again.