One of my problems is I am still "picking" stitches with the right needle instead of holding it stationary. So I decided to change to a worsted weight project on US7 straights, to learn to hold that right needle still. A "mistake rib" scarf seemed like just the ticket.
I spent most of yesterday knitting a few rows, then watching the video, identifying something *else* I was doing wrong, knitting a few more rows, then laying it all aside. Making mistakes in the mistake rib stitch did not help, nor does the difficulty I have keeping the right needle from sliding through my armpit, but by the end of the day, I had a few inches satisfactorily completed.
Despite all the frustration, I persevere because:
- lever knitting is easier on my hands, as I don't have a death grip on the needles;
- lever knitting is easier on my shoulders because I am not making micro movements with them as I knit; and
- the result is so much better than my usual knitting.