I have purchased yarns in the past from Knitivity (http://www.knitivity.com/).
So after you have one of these odd looking pieces made, the directions tell you to start back at your provisional cast-on, and make another!
A friend sent me the following link...
Hi all - greetings from Houston. I was very lucky with the Hurricane - it went right though the city but I didn't get any flooding or damage - parts of the city were really hit hard.
I got back into knitting because I spotted a Men's Knitting Group at the LYS. Sadly they stopped it... not sure exactly why... before I got a chance to attend.
Being a Addi addict I was thrilled to find this. However I have learned from the past about interchangeable needles and the issues with the joins.
right uploaded some examples of me playing and conducting to a multiply site so anyone interested should be able to check ik out!