Well, I finished the first project and I must say I was proud of my knitting. The rows looked nice and neat. However, even though I follow the pattern like it said, one side was 8 inches long and the other was 5 1/2. I did block my piece for the first time and saw what a difference it makes. One side is 6 inches, even though the other stayed at 8 inches.
The next pattern is for a children jacket out of cotton. I think I will make this for my cousin's daughter and hopefully it will fit. Right now I am more about the project that the outcome. I like learning the new techniques in a simple step way.