It's 38 minutes past midnight and I believe I have my cast ons done perfectly. I'm having trouble with the joining and knit 2, purl 2 to make the ribs now. My mind is sufficiently blown for the evening. I'll tackle that when I'm fresh of mind tomorrow.
I made a command decision to forget about using the yarn I bought for this project. Being a beginner, I need a thicker, sturdier yarn to use with all the ripping out and redoing when learning stitches. That baby yarn was wearing out really fast. So I started over with some Snowflake Wool yarn in pink
I'll figure out what to do next tomorrow. Bye.