I am not big on "how to" books beyond cookbooks, thus my latest explorations into the world of knitting have proved interesting. Here is a recent experience. I showed up in the yarn store with three squares of knitting, which to me looked like the start of the back and two fronts of a sweater. My question? How do I make sleeves and the rest? I clearly had a design in my head and was trying to interpret it. Luckily, Doris and Nancy at the store I frequent, A Yarn for All Seasons, have learned that typically I will show up with something completely out of the box like this, with no pattern and no plan beyond "I think I am on the right track." I usually am not.