In the beginning, you knit back and forth and back and forth and back and forth. It is fairly boring. After a while, you have….a rectangle!
Then you knit around and round and round and round. It is even more boring. And then you have……two tubes!
This is followed by an hour or so of intense concentration, in which the tubes are incorporated into the rectangle. No matter how many times you’ve done it, you have a momentary brain freeze in which you are convinced you’ve done it wrong. Bizarre shapes which contort your needles make for a few difficult rows: