Well, I have succumbed to the temptation to ripple. My knitting has been thrust aside, because my yarn arrived yesterday! It is the Swish Superwash from Knitpicks. I ordered one of every color. As you can see, my knitting buddy is very excited.
It's a yarn thing. It's a crochet thing. It's sometimes a knit thing too. It's a getting back to the basics thing. It's the discovery of a mindless, escapist, reassuringly repetitive thing. It's a reveling in tradition, let it sooth your soul thing.