I was getting a little bored with the dark purple. Michael’s has their store brand in sale for $2 a skein (how do you pass that up?!), so I picked up a few different colors. And they photograph so much better. Apparently I’m still feeling the chevron love. And although I appreciate the Knitter’s Pride straight needles, they’re really hard on my wrists. I’m going to have to use different needles for the rest of the blocks I make.