It reminded me that last year after taking some workshops from Sally Melville I fully intended to practice the pencil-hold style (can't find good instructions on-line - see Sally's book The Knit Stitch) she advocates. My hands and wrists get tendinitis, achiness, and other issues often when I do a lot of knitting, especially at smaller gauges. I really should learn other styles of knitting that use different techniques and create different stresses. Today I took a day off knitting so my achy hands could rest.
I already often knit back backwards when knitting flat. Not only does this improve my gauge since I purl loosely, but it switches the hand doing the majority of the work. I practiced a bit, then knit an entire sweater doing this instead of purling. Now it feels pretty comfortable. So, I know I can teach myself other ways to knit and get comfortable with them. I do need to stick with one for an entire project as each method will produce a different gauge, but I usually (other than during NaKniSweMo) have a couple things going at once and so can still alternate techniques that way.
I just went to search my blog for the first time in a few months to find where I've posted before about knitting back backwards. The search widget I added quite a while ago is no longer visible. It's there among the things on my configuration page but, even after I tried moving it to a different spot on the page, it's just not visible. Weird. And annoying.
So, does an abundance of links compensate for a lack of photos? Or do they actually need to all be really useful links?