Winter Knitty is up! I would like to make the pocket creatures (minus the vile lavender) and the Thuja ribbed socks. The other sock pattern, Pomatomus looks worth a try, but I'd have to go up a couple of needle sizes to get gauge. The Mrs Beeton gauntlets are nice, but a bit too frilly for me. A Bristow cabled cardigan is very tempting and the Danica entrelac scarf might make me try entrelac one day. Maybe.
BBC News has an article today: Celebrity knitting 'sparks boom'.
A boom in sales of wool and yarn is reported by a department store chain as knitting appears to have become the latest celebrity craze. John Lewis said it sold 93,000 balls of wool last week - up 60% on last year. Stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Julia Roberts, Uma Thurman and Madonna have been recently revealed as knitters.
It's taken a while for the cool kids to catch up. In the UK, yarn is referred to as wool, which leaves you having to specify wool wool for the real deal.