Dear Problem Ladies, When faced with the responsibility of shopping at the 40-percent-off sale so the local yarn shop can move to the more desirable location, but none of the "good" yarn that's left will add up to a sweater, what's a knitter to do? Doomed to knit a striped sweater? I found 770 yards of good yarn and could only think to buy single skeins of another brand in complementary colors. I'm not interested in scarves, baby afghans, or felted potholders.
Chagrinned in Chicago
Dear Problem Ladies, I would actually like to know how to knit more. Your combined productivity is amazing: knitting for books, personal knitting, knitted upholstery (fer gosh sakes!), and now this column! How do you do it? What is your secret?
Dear Problem Here's one for you. I have given up on doing anything but short-row heels for my socks because I simply cannot pick up the stitches for the gusset. I need some very explicit directions/ pictures to help me. I always end up with the wrong amount picked up, and they are always too loose looking at the gussety join. Help!