I will confess that as much as I love my knitting machine, in recent times I've been feeling a bit, well, deflated.
When I started with the machine, a happy accident in itself, I said if all I got out of it was some scarves and large rectangles I'd feel pretty happy. And almost as soon as it was up and running I produced knitting of the kind I would never dream of attempting by hand, large featherweight scarves and stoles with pretty tuck stitching.
But perhaps inevitably, pretty soon I was looking to move on. I mean how many scarves can a girl use? How many can I give as gifts? When the capacity for production is so great the products start to feel less special.