Suzanne - I'm glad other people feel the same way. DH could not understand my obsession with not having a black hole on the wall. There are all kinds of "frames" and "mirror" covers etc but they are all stupidly expensive - the DVD's were the solution for me. i wish they would make more of them in contemporary art. One last piece of knitting advice for Jenni or anyone else. The original stitch and ***** book is a good all round demystifying book but I found youtube videos supplemented it. Also - zimmerman's knitting without tears is a helpful read. And definitely sign up for ravelry - there is more knitting advice and inspiration there than anywhere on the planet. They just got their one-millionth member so it is an uber-active forum.