newbie REST confusion

So I am trying to do the simple action of updating user
information(the model is named spec) that may not exist in the first
place. Meaning I have one view for both new and update. I think
theres something wrong with my variables or something, not sure...but
here is my code:

in the spec controller:
  def edit
    @title = 'Edit User Information'
    @user = logged_in_user
    @user.spec ||=
    @spec = @user.spec

  def update
    if @user.spec.update_attributes(params[:spec])
      flash[:notice] = "Specs updated"
      redirect_to user_path(logged_in_user)

this is the edit view:
<% form_for :spec, :url => spec_url,
            :html => { :method => :put } do |form| %>
    <legend><%= @title %></legend>

     <%= error_messages_for 'spec' %>
     <%= text_field_for form, "first_name" %>
     <%= submit_tag 'Create', :class => "submit" %>
<% end %>

This is really confusing, but I dont think its a complicated problem.

Hi --