I've known about this site for years, and would occasionally lurk, but did not join until this month (7/2013). Generally busy and a bit shy. (Why?!) What pushed me into more active participation were topics by Nehkhasi and Lumpnose that really spoke to me.
Thanks, Nehkhasi, for turning me on to Skacel's Fiber Factor. I had long envisioned a kind of "Project Runway for knitters." I'm really enjoying it.
Also, thanks to Lumpnose for discussing carbon fiber interchangeable needles, especially the black Karbonz brand by Knitter's Pride. I can't afford the needles yet but I took a step by ordering every size of the black cables to use with my Knitpicks Sunstruck needle set. (Sorry, Knitpicks, but I was never feeling the purple ones. Black just feels more masculine and sophisticated to me . . .)
FO: Just finished my first Clapotis. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/hamimono/clapotis
Q: Currently, yarnbusting with hexipuffs. For those of you who have hexi-ed before, and successfully hex-ied all the way to the climactic hexi-quilt/cushion/pad, what was your method of finally connecting them, and how did you place them in terms of the direction of the stockinette of each hexipuff? (Color placement, of course, would be highly personal and idiosyncratic . . .)