I'm over the moon. Two nights ago I figured out how to do the knit stitch after casting on, and I've been practicing ever since. One hour ago, thanks to a good video on YouTube, I figured out how to purl. So, now I can knit one and purl one and for a beginner, my wad of yarn doesn't look too bad. I'm so proud and there's only 1 big hole from where I missed a couple of stitches. Some lucky hamster is going to get a very nice poncho this Christmas!