So problem solved! I want to thank TECHknitting for the answer to the separating stands issue. I did a random Google search with the hope that someone else has had the same problem I had and had the solution for it. To say I found a gold mine in the TECHknitting blog is an understatement. For any knitters new and old I highly recommend this blog. There are excellent written instructions and wonderful illustrations that actually help. I could write and entire post praising this blog... It's going to be my go to for any issues I have in the future Thank you TK!!!
Check it out its beyond awesome.