A brief note to tell you all that Kay from ABQ was right on target when she suggested I use larger stitch markers in Anice. After circling Anice's knitting bag for two days, last night I sat down to give it another go. As I came to them, I replaced the smaller, colored plastic markers with those huge black rubber ring markers, and combined with her advice on also counting back on the purl rows...voila! I actually managed an hour's worth of rows without having to spend time digging around for dropped or gobbled stitches (or worse). Thank you, Kay!
Now I'm off to work to check our notions department...I believe we stopped carrying those enormous markers because they weren't pretty and no one was buying them...diamonds in the rough, to be sure. ---Martie