Tonight, while reading another blog, I discovered I am "picking up stitches" in my knit work all wrong! :::sigh::: No wonder it seemed so darn hard ... it's becuase I wasn't doing it right! The good news is that the correct way to do it is sooo much easier than what I've been doing! Yikes! On the good side, nothing I've made that has required me to pick up stitches looked *wrong* doing it the way I was, but I will be happy to do it the correct way from now on! LOL!