After a few failed attempts, I decided to try once again using Red Heart yarn and stop being such a yarn snob. I was trying to use textured yarns, and I wasn't able to see my stitches, but I think I'm doing alright so far. This is just knitting, I don't know how to purl, change colors or even cast off, I'll cross that hurdle when I get to it. I think I am making a long skinny scarf. Many may think I have crossed over to the dark side, I think I am just a very creative and open minded person who is willing to embrace different types of artistic outlets.