Pen has these lovely polka dot knitting needles instore, and I had to get some to knit up this lovely green mohair/alpaca/lambswool she gave me. What better way to pass some spare time now it's getting cooler. And with a bit of encouragement and a few video tutorials I have made a breakthrough. I have never managed to knit both purl and regular stitches in one row without mysteriously increasing stitches in a confounding and discouraging manner. No more! I can knit cables! And now the horizon reaches out beyond scarves and beanies. Cable vest? Cardigan? Me?