It's that time of year again. Knitters retreat inside with the tools of their trade, creating treasures to warm themselves and loved ones when they venture out. Cuddle up and choose from tops to remind you of spring greenery, luscious wraps and cowls, hats with intricate stitchwork, sweaters that have the last word in comfort and style, or something soft for the home. New yarns will have you looking to the outdoors for inspiration, and new books with have you dreaming in Japanese, honing your skills with stitch dictionaries, and taking a break for a crocheted menagerie. It's time to focus on your stitches and colours that sing. So head indoors, but make sure you keep the curtains open.