Hi All! I finally corrected my wonky beginning rows. I cast on and knit the first row so tight, it always looks uneven and sloppy. I cast on & knit the 1st row with a pair of needles 1 size smaller, then knitted onto the larger needle. It worked like a charm. (That was for you HP fans)
I did a sheep cloth out of cotton so it's pictured here for reference. I'm just going to get it as evenly as possible on the 12" square. Bobbles can be "involved" but there's not too many, just enough to get some good practice. I'm going to enjoy knitting this one again.
Don't. Knit. Pug. Ponchos.