Basically I am trying the impossible, which is to knit with my left hand and right hand simultaneously in 2 different colours, whilst standing on my head and drinking a beer. Well, not quite, but you get the idea. I was so excited about starting it that I couldn't wait to teach myself to knit with just the left hand on its own; if that wasn't enough, I'm finally trying to teach myself how to hold the yarn 'properly', and not like a 'beginner', as my Mum kindly pointed out, . So I've got a new hold on the right, a left hand that is floppy one minute and tight the next, and knitting which looks like it's had the breath squeezed out of it as a result. Maybe just picking up one colour, putting it down, and picking up the next would be easier. But surely I have to move on from the 'beginner' stage some time?