You've only just begun - don't give up.
I knit the sample for Spun Magazine (see the link below):
It was a bit awkward at first, but once you get the hang of it it's not so bad. The first one I made is not the best, but the results are worth the trouble. Once finished, you will want to make a dozen more. The thing is, it is quite a short project - not like knitting a sweater.
Go on, you can do it!