I've been working on the basic pattern tutorial, but just about all the pictures turned out horrible … my camera sucks unless it's lit by a supernova, it seems. This one is just about the only one that came out nice.
I really hate to start all over from the top but there's nothing else to do. The pictures are too dark and blurry to be useful. I'm going to get a couple more lamps and maybe borrow a nicer camera.