This newfangled all-in-one knitting tool is called The Knit Kit.
It has a whole buttload of stuff built in, including three things I use all the time: a tape measure, a stitch counter, and a thread cutter. I love that it also has space for a few stitch markers and point protectors. It isn’t available yet and there’s no cost listed that I could locate, so I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled.
How gorgeous is this? Brooklyntweed created it with the ever-popular Noro, and has kindly posted plenty of detail about its creation. I must dig through my stash to see if I have any variegated yarns that would go well together for a super stripey scarf like this one.
Frogging can be one of the most (emotionally) difficult and frustrating parts of knitting, but one that happens far more often than most non-knitters probably imagine. I’d say I undo nearly half of the things I start, though I don’t usually get very far into them before deciding I don’t like how they’re turning out, so it’s generally not a huge amount of effort wasted. I also don’t use patterns most of the time, so it’s a matter of trial and error while I figure out if what I thought might work actually does.
This short uses frogging to demonstrate a much more serious point, and is pretty effective, I think.
Check it out! Craftster gal Lunique created this kickass fish bag. No pattern, just time and creativity! Yet another item that begs to be available on Etsy. I love the scale and fin detail and the contrasting fabric. Were I to make one I’d choose a deep red Asian silk brocade for the parts that are yellow above, and black for the blue, with the scales in red thread. I’d select a silver purse clasp and silver buttons for the eyes.