I wanted to show you three additions I've made to the Handstrikket: pug hair, aspirin, and buttons! My dog gets included in the things I make because he lays in my lap every evening while I knit. And this unending stockinette stitch definitely gives me a headache, so the aspirin bottle is always near by.
I found similar buttons to the original Handstrikket on Nordic Fiber Arts. The new ones are Norwegian pewter, but they're not as pretty or refined, plus they have an extra lobe on the flower. I'm going to keep shopping to see if I can find something better, but if worse comes to worst, I guess these will have to do.
I ordered a neat new notions case this week from Knit Happy. The case unrolls into four triangular-shaped, zippered sections that hold every little thing you can think of. It's a godsend; I put the case in my knitting basket and now everything is neatly within reach. No more digging in the bottom of the basket for a stitch marker or the scissors. Brilliant.
I also received a box of Berroco Pure Pima from Webs yesterday. I love the ice blue color of this soft cotton. It will be perfect for the Curvy Knits 3-Button Cardigan that Teresa and I are going to knit. Something to look forward to! But alas, the 3-Button has even more stockinette stitch than the Handstrikket! I wish I could have made that knitting machine work. Long stretches of stockinette definitely put me right to sleep. Zzzzzzz...