I have only been knitting for a few months and have developed two bad habits.
The first one I only figured out by reading anothers post. My stitches are horribly tight when I knit on double points. What I was doing is making the first two stitches very tight as to prevent ladders. Well I got into the habit of pulling up on all the stitches on the needle instead of just sticking to the first two. I still have to remind myself each time I get to the third stitch to back off.
Here is other bad habit I found out that I developed only after poking a hole in the nylon overblouse I was wearing today. I did not realize that when I knit I slide the stitches up to the point on the left needle with my fingers with no problem when I am going to knit but I do no do this with the left needle. The stitches jam up so I got into the habit of placing the butt of the left needle against my right hip bone for leverage and then use my right hand to slide the stitches down the needle when I am sitting in a chair or on the couch. When I knit at the kitchen table I use the table as leverage. Well today I was using double points and used my hip and the point went right through my beautiful blouse. I am going to have to check my clothes and see if all my shirts have developed nasty little holes. This is a very difficult habit to break and I wonder how I developed it in the first place.
Any others have these kind of problems?