Why, you might ask, would I call this "success"?
Well, let me tell you.
It has taken me nearly two weeks to get this far. The instructions include things like LCI, 2/2 LCI, and RLPI and I had never heard of these stitches. It took awhile to figure out what they ARE before I could look them up on youtube to find out HOW to do them. And then I tried doing the stitches. That was fun.
And so I had to rip it all out and start over.
And I made the mistake of starting over at last week's Knit Night.
I picked it up today to continue on to row THREE and everything was wrong. Knits were purled; purls were knit.
So again, I ripped it all out and started over.
And somehow there weren't enough stitches. I added stitches, and worked row two all over.
Now comes the increase row, and sweet baby cheeses, I hope I get it right this time.
On the other hand, I am very good now at the Old Norwegian Cast On.
Update: I have hit a roadblock already. I have asked this question on Ravelry, but I wonder if anyone reading here has the answer. How many stitches does this section require:
RLPI, p2, k1tbl, p2, 2/2 LCI, [p3, RLPI] 2 times, k1tbl, p3
I count 22 but the section set up for this only has 19.
Anyone? Anyone? Anyone?
A wonderful Ravelry knitter answered my call for help and corrected my understanding of the increases I was using. And it worked!
Onward and upward!