I am knitting a Big Needle Afghan that require two threads held together. Frequently, it is easy to knit into one thread and proceed...not knowing that you have inadvertently created an extra stitch.
Now I have learned ( through this forum!) to count at the end of each row. Although this takes time ( 162 stitches!!) I find that the pattern stays true and I don't wind up with some wibble wabble pattern and go " WHA!!".
The book " Big Needle Afghans" is really nice.
Here's the question on Making a Bobble. I can make one by turning the work to the purl side on straight needles. My book asks me to knit in front, back,front,back, front and then take the stitches off...why can't I turn the work as in the video on making bobbles?