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Old 01-25-2013, 10:11 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by sakura-panda View Post
No, I've never watched a knitting video. I learned to knit at my (now closed) LYS and at that time my instructor told me that she had never seen any hold their needles the way I did, but it seemed to be working for me so she didn't try to correct it. I've been told the same thing about the way I hold a crochet hook, so I pretty much figure *everything* I do knitting and crocheting is not quite *right*.
I had the same sort of issue with the way I held my needles. I have some problems with my right hand and I can't knit or write normally. I knit for five years or so that way before I started watching some Youtube videos on different ways to hold needles. I switched to continental style and then later modified that, but all that relearning means that now I'm very comfortable knitting. I can knit for hours now, its so nice!
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