My hands & wrists continue to limp along (get it? limp-wristed?), so the other day I stopped by Michael's and bought a Knifty Knitter round loom set (all 4 sizes on sale for $10). Basic stuff, but I figured out how to knit & purl. The day my hands went verkacht, I had bought some Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick to make scarves for the Bundle Up New Orleans project. Since my hands weren't cooperating, I tried it on the knitting machine, but the yarn is just too bulky, even on every third needle. So the looms seemed to be the logical choice and are working okay, though I'm not trying to be fast, in order to spare my hands.
In other news, I spoke with David last night. He's in San Diego at The National NeedleArts Association trade show, and he told me he'd bumped into Lily Chin (designer and world's fastest crocheter). She told him she's developing a pilot show to air on Oxygen, so if you have cable and want to see more knitting-related programming, you should look it up - whether it gets picked up as a regular series depends on how many viewers the pilot gets, apparently. We don't have cable, and I haven't tried looking up the Oxygen website, so I don't really know more about it than that, but thought I'd pass it along.