Thanks for the links. I suppose I just need to practice until my hands fall off. It's just frustrating since, while my knits might be tight, they always look uniform. But the purling is usually loose or lumpy looking from the non-uniform tension.
I wrap the yarn anti-clockwise around the needle when kniting, as learned on knittinghelp.com. I think that's Continental, or English or something. I'll try watching more videos and see if that helps as well.
For the life of me I can't keep a constant tension on my purls. I personally think that I knit too tightly so that throws me off a little, but I've frogged a pattern four times now because I can not get my purling to cooperate with my hands. Are there any tips for new knitters who can't control a purl? I'm using size 9's, so the stitches aren't too small or anything.
This is amazing! I know you said it fits a queen bed with clearance, but do you have the exact dimensions? Also, how hard do you think it would be to adapt it to a smaller size? I think my Aunt would really love something like this since she collects a lot of Americana items.