Mine is done! I will mail it next week. I did a 60-inch long scarf in ribbing and a dark maroon color. It took me much longer than I expected because my hands and wrists got very sore from knitting too much (on mutliple projects). However, I am so excited about this scarf because it is my first project using Continental knitting!
Since my wrists were so sore, I could only knit for a few minutes at a time. and was worried that I would miss the deadline for this project. I had read, or heard, somewhere (perhaps Knitty Gritty) that it is a good idea to know more than one way to knit so that your hands don’t get repetitive stress.
So I decided to take a couple of days to practice Continental knitting, and I picked it up quickly. For this scarf, I started out switcing back and forth between Continental and English knitting. This probably wouldn’t be a good idea for a project that gauge is important, but I did my scarf in ribbing, which can be very forgiving. I can’t tell which portion of the scarf is Continental or which is English.
However, I decided to finish the scarf with Continental knitting because doing ribbing was quicker and the transition between knit and purl stitches was so smooth.
Now that this scarf is done, I think I will take some time off to rest!