Beginning Knitting Tip
Today I'm sharing a knitting tip that it took me far too long to learn, but will hopefully be helpful to beginning knitters. When you put your knitting down in the middle of a row because you are too tired or get interrupted, which will happen more frequently than you would think (at least it happens to me all the time between text messages, phone calls, hungry or bored cats, dinner that needs to be stirred in the pot, etc.), you may forget in which direction you were knitting. You will want to panic because you may end up knitting in the wrong direction and then will have to take out several rows, but fear not!
If you look at what side the strand of yarn that you are working is connected to, THAT will be the needle that you hold in your RIGHT HAND when you pick up your knitting. You can see it in my right hand in the photo above. When you hold the needle with the yarn attached in your right hand, you will continue to knit in the correct direction onto the left needle. See how easy that is?!
I hope this helps. Cheers!