Santa was so thoughtful this year and sent three wonderful books. How did he know? Anyway, one of the books was Jane Halliwell Green's latest book. She does a nice job of explaining "pixelating" but nothing does it better for me, than a video.
One the most frequent questions new hOOkers have is about the direction of stitches. I like Deanne's approach, let your hOOK dance against your mat and let the stitches twist and turn!