I'm all turned around, somehow
I know how to pick up stitches, but am having trouble making my needles go where they're supposed to (and figuring out where they're supposed to!).
I'm making Amanda's Squatty Sidekick. I have the bottom of the bag done, which was done by working 60 rows in St st, slipping the first st of each row kwise.
So now I have to: Pick up and knit 30 sts along the first side (one st for each “chain” st slong the edge), pick up and knit 5 sts along the cast-on edge, then pick up and knit 30 sts along the second side, join to work in rnds.
What I'm looking at: I have the right side of the knitting facing me. The (15) stitches are sitting on the left needle (circular needle). I've got the empty needle in my right hand. I assume I'm starting to pick up stitches along the right hand side of the knitting, since that's where my working yarn is. Am I picking them up with the right or left needle? And should the right side or wrong side of the knitting be facing me while I'm picking them up?
I'm sure once I get going, it'll be easier, but trying to get it started is seriously awkward, with the cable all in my way and the working yarn never seeming to be in the right place