I have started on a knitting plan. Brown, red and golden squares will make up one blanket and blue, green and purple ones will make up my second blanket.
I am on my 3rd square so far. Apparently it is normal to feel tense when knitting. I had expected to feel all at one with the universe, but got a pain in my back. I shall experiment until it is no longer a problem.
The needles are quite pointy so I have sore first fingers. To relieve this I am knitting as loosely as possible. Mind you, if my hands are dry and slippery the needles slip away entirely onto my lap. Learning is a stop/start business round here.