Every Knitter should have something for needle size and ruler. This is probably the neatest item I have ever seen. Not only does it stand on the table but beside the necessary needle gauge and ruler in standard and metric it has other uses. First you can put your iPhone on it. Second you can put your e-Book Reader or small iPad. If you have your digital patterns on any of these, this is an outstanding idea. The Artist is from California and is anxious to hear from anybody who might have additional suggestions.