Dear Problem Ladies,
I have a beaded scarf pattern written for sportweight yarn, but I would like to use a DK weight. I'm not worried about an overall size difference, but how do I know what size beads will fit on this yarn?

Mary Beth
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Dear Problem Ladies,
How do you react to a husband who’s a little wigged out by your proclivity to freeze potentially moth-infested yarn? Mine is now opening the freezer nervously, expecting alpaca to bounce out at him.

Liz
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Dear Problem Ladies,
I am determined to finish a lace project. After casting on and ripping out five times, I’m wondering if I should start to use lifelines. Do you use them? If you do, what is the best way to go about them? And will I ever finish my lace stole?

Grimly Determined Lace-Knitter
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Dear Problem Ladies,
I am log-cabining and want to do stripes on the strip that runs perpendicular to the strip onto which I’m knitting. What’s the best joining method? (Please don’t suggest that I knit it, and then sew it on.)

Amber
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