I have adjusted the way I hold the yarn which has allowed me to knit a few more rows on my current project. The fan idea sounds pretty cool...no pun intended.
To the guys on the site... I always wondered how people could take two sticks and some string and make something, so when I saw instructions this winter on our local news web site on making a scarf, being a chef, I got a set of chopsticks and my butcher's twine from the kitchen and went to work. It took a while, but I figured it out! Now, it is proven an awesome craft that I really enjoy, and, as proven by this site, some pretty cool people do it.
Thanks again for all of your help. I look forward to reading more from the group.