geeze guys...I need to keep you around to inflate my ego!
I started over on the booga for reasons other than the number of rows so now I'm keeping count--and I agree a row or so difference won't make a difference so long as I don't run outta yarn!
Angelia, one of my winged friends on this board (go ahead..straighten your halo Ange) sent me a pm w/ a pic of garter stitch and we practiced counting ridges...I'm getting pretty good...
regarding my nails...they aren't real but I appreciate the comments--I'll tell my magnificient nail lady you all liked them! I actually keep nails for knitting--I find that I use them alot to hold stitches, etc. I used to keep my real nails long but I got tired of them breaking--the nail lady talked me into putting a gel hardener over my nails to make them strong and better shaped. I love them. As for my hands/fingers, they are pretty small--my wedding ring is a 5 and my mom's wedding ring is a 4.5--I guess it runs in the family!