In case you haven't found this website yet, visit
for a wonderful series of videos on how to do embroidery stitches.
I have always had problems with French knots. I will learn how to do it, make one or two then forget again. Although, I may not "love" them yet, Bari J's video really helped me figure out how to do these (again!) and I went back to a stitchery UFO and added all the French knots. I also learned how to do a chain stitch and finished some more of this UFO. Only one block left to stitch. Woo hoo!