Knitting by lamplight: never a good thing… And it turns out I'll need bigger needles anyway, so a trip to Helsinki tomorrow is well timed. At least I now know how to knit in a round with double-pointed needles, so all is not lost. First challenge: check!
(I realise that to anyone who doesn't knit, this seems meaningless and mundane. But I can assure you that it's no mean feat. A lot of swearing at you-tube videos late last night is testament to this. It's a good reminder for me in my lecturing role that telling people that something looks really complicated 'but is actually soooo easy' is utterly irritating and guaranteed to wind them up…)