I think I may have a problem with knitting too tightly.
Most of the time, I have to fight to get my needle under the stitch, it creeks and I have to stretch the yarn in order for it to work. The result is a knitted block that stands stiff and rigid instead of being loose and flowy. I don't pull each stitch tight like I used to anymore. I try to give a little wiggle room in each stitch when transfering over to the right needle. I try to think loose, but it doesn't work. I even keep a mental image of Courtney Love at all times, and my knitting STILL isn't loose enough.
What am I doing wrong and how can I make it so that my finished product won't hurt somebody if tossed at their head?
Oh, I knit English style if that helps to clarify.