Originally Posted by AngelaR
Yes, but I actually lost one pound since my last quarterly check up and my blood sugar is still trending down. (Ooooo gubmint speak, I feel so federal all of a sudden ) So two handed knitting is definitely working for me.
Oooo, good point! Knitting is definitely a stress-reliever. It got me through recovery from major surgery. I'll bet it really does lower blood pressure (I know petting a cat does--we tested it with a home blood pressure kit).
Anyway, my motivation for asking this question in the first place was trying to understand why a leftie would want to knit righthanded, since my right hand has a lower skill requirement than my left. I've never had any trouble with patterns--even very complex ones, so that argument didn't make sense to me either. Then I remembered something totally unrelated . . .
When I worked in the real world, I did tech support for a large corporation. Since the employees I trained were mostly righthanded, I taught myself to use the mouse righthanded. Eventually I got into computer graphics and retired to work from home, but I never switched hands. Now I do complex computer graphics -- more difficult than any knitting project -- all with my "wrong" right hand, so I finally see the light.
There really is no reason to learn lefthanded. With practice, the skill will develop with either hand.