Ok, so whle my computer has been in the hospital getting a new logic board and speakers, I've been trying to learn my purl stitch. Having perfected the cast on and knit stitch last week, I thought It would just come to me. No such luck!! The more I tried, the more aggrivated I got. So yesterday I packed up my yarn and needles and took a drive to Long Beach to my sisters mother-in -laws house. After a lovely lunch of quiche and something called Onion and Olive Pie it was time to knit. As soon as I sat next to her on the couch and watched her do her first purl stitch, I had it. I purled about three practice rows and then she took me to her local yarn shop where I purchased 4 balls of yarn that I will someday soon turn into a pancho, hopefully in time for spring. With the temperature today outside at a lovely 22 degrees, I think I have some time to figure out the pancho.