Knitting tools, you ask? Let’s take each item. The ceramic bowl in the background is filled with dog treats. How else does one make one’s pet happy when one wants a bit of knitting time away from the throngs of pet-dom? (at least, for a little while) The beautiful biking gloves in the forefront were a recent gift from my hubby as I had been complaining of aches and pains of handling the above-mentioned Ball of Energy. Walks are now a piece of cake (with the leash no longer rubbing and causing blisters) and are allowing my fingers to stay nimble for stitch work. Lubriderm has been a staple in our arsenal of beauty supplies for years and years. (My hands have become brutalized from maintenance of said beastie). With regular use, I can continue to appreciate the multitude of fibers that weave their way through my fingers. And the Paddy, you ask? Does that really need explaining?