i'm extremely new to knitting (even thought i've tried it many times over the years) and i could never figure out how i kept adding stitches! right now i'm making my first project, a dishcloth with the letter C on it for the person who got me back into trying to knit. (my friend chantal). it starts with 35 stitches and now it's up to 36 by row 21. a few rows back i had 37 or 38 stitches and now they're gone. how the heck did i do that?
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.