"Hand made gifts mean something more. Maybe it’s the time spent. Maybe it’s the uniqueness expressed in a series of knots. Maybe there is an unspoken intimacy involved when you set your hands to work for one person in particular."
Herringbone stitch tutorial. This is one of the *best* knitting tutorials I've ever seen; notable mainly b/c it's presented by a man. It was weird at first to see a man's stubby fingers knitting this pattern, but his explanation was great. :-)