~ Joining in with Ginny at Small Things, who loves to read & loves to knit~
I am trying to be very disciplined and only work on Christmas presents until they're done - I don't want to be frantically clutching my needles on Christmas Eve, desperately finishing one last thing...
After finishing the first sleeve of this sweater, I decided I was unhappy with the short rows I had worked, and not thrilled with the fullness of the sleeve itself. I ripped it all back, and am reworking, with one less set of short rows in each repeat. I also read up on the technique over at TECHknitting, and am much happier about it this time around. Hopefully it will continue to move along quickly... there are more gifts to make!
The book I'm reading is The Winter of our Disconnect - the story of a mom & her three kids, who completely unplugged for 6 months. I'm just getting into it, but am fascinated by the idea, and the process the family is going through as they adjust to no power. Can you imagine - no power at all? I can't even get the family to agree to no cable TV!