Awwwww you're all so nice!
Hey, I actually know what I-cord is AND how to make it! I must be doing something right! I'm addicted to that show Knitty Gritty, so I pick up a lot of stuff from there, then I practice until my fingers fall off.
Okay, so maybe I am a real knitter. I just don't feel like it sometimes. I think it's because I very seldom actually finish a project. I start a lot of projects with every intention of finishing, then I turn it into a "practice" piece or I get bored and move onto something else.
I have only finished a couple of scarves, and this hat that I'm currently doing in the round (I just finished it off by purling since it's all backward so I could finish it, then I'm going to tear it all out and start over so it can be perfect). I do love knitting. It's the best therapy for me!