I'll tell you a secret...
I can't knit!
When I was taught by my mother how to use knitting needles, she showed me what she knew. And she never knitted the stitches, she knitted through the back loop. And because it was my first known routine I sticked to it, practised it on many scarves and now I just cannot change into knitting the correct way. Whenever there are only "k" in the pattern I always "k tbl" throughout the whole project...
Here is the progress on my bowling bag so far:
I wasn't sure about using two circular needles, so I did it the following way: I knitted first side with straight needles (three triangles), then I switched to one circular needle for the connecting band, then I knitted the first orange triangle using one straight needle and the circular (the other end of the circular just keeps the rest of the stitches), now I will begin the second triangle (yellow) and I'll knit this with two straight needles, and the last triangle will be knitted again with one straight and the other end of the circular.
(I hope I made myself clear ^^).
I also got holes and yellow lines on WS while connecting two triangles, but as I read girls' posts on Bag Me KAL it should felt nicely (I hope! I'm using quite a thick yarn).
As far as picking up stitches for the connecting band, I helped myself with a crocheting hook, picking one stitch at a time with a contrasting yarn (colour B - yellow in my case) and placing it on the needle, removing the hook, picking up another stitch, an so on. As if I was crocheting the chain.
My overall view on the pattern:After the initial confusion, ("cast on 39 st" - obvious, but then "R1: k3, turn" - what do you mean 'turn'?... what about the rest of the stitches?...), I grasped the idea rather quickly and I really like this funny way of knitting.I can't wait to felt it!
And I still haven't decided on handles, I'll give it some thourough thinking tomorrow.
Happy knitting, everyone! ^^