Originally Posted by katerbug
also, what's a good remedy for sore fingers? my fingers are killing me.
last thing...i find it very hard to knit after a row with purling. is there an easier way to get the kneedles in? i'm using size 8's.
---You may be knitting too tight and causing your fingers too much pulling stress. When you purl, be sure that you are bringing the yarn thru the 2 needles from the top toward the bottom, not up from the bottom toward the top. If you are bringing it from the bottom up, it will cause the stitch to be twisted on the needle and harder to knit the next row. Or because your fingers are so sore, it could just be they are way too tight. Check both for tightness and wrong yarn direction when purling.