Look, I made the machine work! And it even looks like knitting.
Seriously, after the second row, it took me all of five minutes to do this:
I've got to figure out garter stitch, and FSM knows that it will take me a while to get around to ribbing, but right now, I'm pleased to have stockinette.
Clearly, it's not perfect - I did drop a couple stitches (see upper left), but still, five minutes!
Time to try with real wool, I think. Not ackrylic. I think I see a felted cat bed in my future (felting will hide all the mistakes).