I am enjoying my latest project: The Debbie Bliss Teddy Bear and Cable Jacket
I finally got the hang of the complicated cabling, the intarsia work and all the other tricky techniques that are new to me. It's keeping my mind occupied, but not so much that I'm unable to notice something:
Knitting this project makes me look like a freak.
I have the two cable needles held in my mouth because I almost always need them, a pencil tucked behind my ear, and my legs crossed to hold the three balls of yarn away from the cats. Oh, and I'm holding the book open with my TOES!
Feeling like a caveman, I reflect on the situation and think: "There must be a more elegant way of handling this."
So, this is a cry for help. Not so much with the actual techniques which are basically fine. More with the subtler tips: how to manage bobbins of yarn when working intarsia, keeping myself looking a little less awkward. Just any tips in knitting "posture" that you can throw my way.
Until then, I enjoy looking like a freak!