Well I cast on my Cherie Amour last night (finally!) and knit the first row -- then frogged it.
I was using these circular needles I'd bought on eBay. I've gotten straits (in 2 lengths) and DPNs from the same seller and love them -- but his circulars are no good. The "cord" is essentially rubber aquarium hose. Ugh. So I'm going to the LYS tonight and picking up some Addi Turbos. I'm doing this right this time, dang it.
One silly question though -- I've never knit from a chart. I understand normally when you knit, you read row 1 from right to left, row 2 from left to right, etc. However, in this case because we're using circulars, is the chart read from right to left on EVERY row? I *assumed* that was the case, but I figured I'd make sure before I made a mess and had to frog a bunch of work.