Hi everyone, I am new and am just amazed to find such an amazing resource for knitting! I am not new to knitting - I was taught by my mother and aunt when I was about 8 years old (I knit Barbie skirts and scarves) and then really taught myself to knit beyond that when I was a teenager and fairisle sweaters were in style. Anyways, I am the single mum of two beautiful children from China and I recently started to knit again after about a 10 year haitus. I’m not sure exactly why I stopped knitting, time and some medical issues (RA in my hands), I guess.
I had forgotten the rush of seeing something grow out of a new yarn, and I am so excited to be back, I can’t really describe my feelings. Knitting just feels plain joyful…
My return to knitting happened because I wouldn’t pay the $$ to buy wool soakers for my youngest (I am a cloth diapering mama), and thought I would make them. I knit my first soaker in a couple of evenings and I thought I was away to the races. I’ve always been a fast knitter, once knit a man’s aran sweater in 4 days. Then I started a pair of longies for winter and they are knit in the round and I discovered I can barely knit on circular needles, it is like being a new knitter all over again! The reason? I tuck my right needle into my arm pit and it barely moves and suddenly I have nothing to tuck and my right needle is flopping all over.
It is so frustrating! Is this a case of having to suck it up and hope to slowly improve over time or is there something I can do to help?
I really would appreciate your input as my daughter might be toilet trained by the time I finish these longies! Thanks in advance, Leann