I decided to try my hand at crochet. I thought it might be fun to make a Brain Sucker for Halloween. (sorry, pic is a sewed stuffie, but you get the general idea) So, I crocheted for a bit and the joins between rounds sucked. So I ripped back a couple of times to figure it out. The joins are still not fabulous, but they are much better. The book "Happy Hooker" has been very useful. Tunrs out I was making a couple of errors. The first one was I was making my turning chain too long by one stitch. The second mistake was not working the last stitch in the row. The joins are still not perfect, but they look much better, so I can live with it.