From time to time I have to just write a post to either rant or rave about products on the market for knitting...Here's one of them!
Item #1, Knit Pick Harmony Knitting Needles:
I just purchased these from my LYS (conveniently where I work!) after lusting after them for who knows how long after seeing them on knitpicks.com
I had been using either fixed circular needles, which I love, or an older interchangeable set that I'd had for 10 + years. The aforementioned needles were still lovely, but since I do more and more lace projects these days I wanted to find something with pointier tips (which the Harmony needles have, indeed!) and were still interchangeable so I could easily change needle sizes midway through a project. AND, added bonus, they get pretty points for being a beautiful rainbow stained birch wood with purple cables...Squeeeee!!!!!
My photo does not do their beauty justice...
Item #2, The Barnes and Noble NOOK!
Ok, so a NOOK isn't INTENDED as a knitting product, but if I can make a hat with a pair of chopsticks and an old unraveled sweater while on vacation, I'm sure I can make it be!
When I bought this I actually had no idea it would only encourage my knit-geekiness...LOVE!
Not only can you buy books (Including popular knitting books), but you can take your pdf patterns that you download from Ravlery, etc. and store them on your device! Gone are the days of lugging around my pattern binders! I can store more patterns that I currently own on this thing of remarkable wonder!
I didn't go with the color version, though I'm sure patterns would be fabulous there. I just went with the run of the mill basic model. And I'm loving it! PLUS, there are tons of free patterns to make cutesy little knit sweaters for them like the one I'm starting soon: