Nope, you're not seeing things. That, my friends, is KNITTING! And I did it! Woohoo!
So it's not greatly pretty, but I'm happy. I can't knit to save my life but I am bound and determined to learn. I even picked up Knitting for Dummies. This is definately a start.
It's Lion Suede, which I picked because A) it's chunky, B) it was in my stash, and C) I won't be able to insert my needle between plies. And I'm using acrylic needles, size US 10.5. Just knit stitches for now, but once I get the hang of it I'll try some purls. The hardest part has been tension. I was keeping the yarn WAY too tight at first. Now it feels a little too loose, but that's better than tight. Practice, practice, practice!