I’ve been trying, for the last few months, to knit with my shoulder muscles relaxed. The patterns I’ve been working on have been fairly easy. One sweater I am working on has cables but they are easily done without a cable needle so it hasn’t been too difficult. The socks are a bit more complicated but still not impossible. But I’ve found that my shoulder muscles tense up when I am supposedly knitting to relax! When I focus on my shoulders, I can get them to lower and relax but then my knitting loosens up!!! I have to find a happy medium…or find a way to destress my life in other ways.