Marnie, I'll have to try that. It's probably better. I really don't know a heck of a lot - just started really trying to knit in November. I've tried on and off during my life, but never made anything "successfully" - that means that I'd really use it or wear!
But since November, I've had enough success to really spur me on! The problem is I don't want to do ANYTHING but knit! I had to force myself out on my bike - with all the computer watching/working and knitting - thought I better MOVE it.
I would never have thought about that slipping a few stitches and then picking up new color. That's all there is to it? Everything works out in the round okay? Sounds "undone" somewhere.