Now this could just be a man thing - and apologies to anyone who's seen this before - but inside an airmail parcel received the other day was my brand-new Row Counter Plus, what must be one of the most technologically advanced aids for the hand knitter.
It seems to be ages since I last posted, but I've just finished a cardigan in a fantastic yarn. Adriafil Llama Classic yarn is 50% wool and 50% Llama, in this case a lovely shade of black, peppered with long stands that give a sparse halo of light-grey fibres. Finished fabric has great drape.
I recently had a hankering to knit a pair of socks using DPNs, despite my love of circular needles.
Since finishing a wonderfully chunky scarf last week, I've barely picked-up a pair of needles. Not because I need to take a break, but because the complete set of Knit Picks nickel DPNs haven't arrived from just about the only UK supplier.
Unless I'm missed it - and Google isn't working properly - not much has been posted on the site about Erika Knight's new book Men's Knits, A New Direction. I picked a copy up last night at my LYS last night and think it's great.
I find there's something very satisfying about picking up stitches to make the neckband of a sweater (or to knit sleeves gansay-style from shoulder down). Perhaps it's the reassurance that you've almost made it after knitting the body and arms.