(My son set aside Assassin's Creed long enough to help me take this photo.)
As usual, I had one false start in which I knit well past the week's goal only to see that the stitches were too loose and the whole bag would be a few inches wider than I'd like.
After much annoying untwisting and unravelling of the stranded piece, I decided that on my second try I'd use a two handed throwing technique that combines continental and English knitting styles, like "real" fair isle knitters do.
Since I'm used to the English style, holding a second strand in my left hand and throwing it around the needle from there felt weird, like brushing my teeth with the wrong hand; but once I got used to it, I see I can knit about as fast as I was previously without having to perpetually untwist yarn balls. This means that ripping anything back will also not require much untwisting, should I need to correct a mistake. Plus, I can carry my floats easily in this way, which just looks pretty.
(more on my Ravelry)