I remembered, while purling back on the long purl rows on the yoke of my mini manu, that I hate purling. Now, this won't be news to anyone who regularly reads my blog, but I had basically forgotten. I looked on Ravelry and discovered I have not knit anything with significant amounts of purling since May. I wasn't deliberately avoiding them, it just happened that way.
My hands are largely pain free these days, but I avoid 1 x1 cables, and purling doesn't make them feel better. And it's so slow. So when I heard about Portugese knitting I decided to buy the Craftsy class and learn it.
Now I just need to take the time to do the class and learn the skills!