It's a great feeling, isn't it? I made one just like that and we are still using it---even after 8 years! But don't knock garter stitch; see my avatar picture to the left? It's a scarf: garter stitch, with short rowing (EASY!!!!!) and some simple double crochet around the whole thing. And good luck on your next project(s)---you are unstoppable; just think, knit n' purl, baby, knit n' purl.