Oh, thank you, THANK YOU! I was doing the three slipped stitches part wrong. I was just slipping them to the RH needle and then going on and working the next stitches. I will do it the way you laid it out. Thank you so much, I have been stewing over this for a couple of days (I am a fairly novice knitter so I think I may have bitten off more than I could chew!).
Thanks again, I am so glad I found this site!