Quick update - couple more thingsA couple more things since my earlier post.
I forgot to thank the 2 people who reassured me that cable cast on is the same whether you knit English or Continental. I appreciate that so much - I had a feeling they were the same, but I'm not very sure of myself when knitting English, so trying was not easy. And, I didn't want to steer my mom wrong.
And... I got a secret pal gift today! Its SO cool - a purse kit. Its kinda dark around here right now, but I'll get pictures (hopefully tomorrow) But it's gorgeous!