A query for those stranded knitters amounst us:
I'm wondering just how many different balls of wool (colours) one can carry up the side of a jumper without problems. The last few jumpers I knitted had up to 18 different colours, although a couple of colours were used only infrequently. I find that the constant colour changes really slow down the knitting! Sometimes, I'll carry one or two extra colours in addition to the two I'm using at the time if the pattern calls for their use after a few rows. I'd like to be able to carry more colours to eliminate the time it takes to weave in and out every time I have to change. Also, if one carries extra, how does one keep them from tangling on themselves?
Any comments and suggests would be appreciated.
Edit: I forgot to mention that I knit stranded work in the round.