Yesterday evening I signed off early from Plurk, telling my Plurk-buds that I was going to go power-knit. And power-knit I did. While watching a couple of re-runs of House on USA, I got a huge chunk o’ sleeve knit. So much so that I was able to complete the cap of the second sleeve of the Rib and Lace Cardigan on the train today.
The sewing in of the sleeve will occur tonight and I will share photos of the completed cardi tomorrow.
This has been a very fun project to knit, and a fairly easy one as well. I’ve got some ideas for altering the pattern a bit and knitting another one.
Books and Reading
Thanks for all the comments about reading and knitting. Several of you recommended that I get a Kindle as a “solution” for my reading and knitting.
First off, I don’t have a problem with how I read and knit. I’m perfectly happy, thanks, with anchoring my book down on each side and stopping to turn pages. I know in that post I linked to about knitting while reading I joked about hiring a page turner when I won the lottery, but really, stopping to turn pages does not bother me. I take lots of breaks in my knitting and think they are necessary for me, whether I’m reading a book or not.
Second, I love “real” books and can imagine limiting myself to electronic ones. I buy a lot of my books secondhand. In fact, I went to a church bazaar this past weekend and bought four books: three paperbacks and one recent hardcover that was on my Amazon wishlist (and retails for $25) for a grand total of $1.25. Most of the time, when I’ve finished reading a book, I pass it on to someone else to read, or donate it somewhere else to sell. Now and then, I’ll keep a novel instead of passing it on.
So as you can see, a Kindle and electronic books just don’t appeal to me. I also am not a fan of audio books — I like reading but I do not like listening to books.
If it works for you, great! It’s not for me.
Just So You Know . . .
The temperature in my condo is at this moment 76 degrees. That’s with opening the windows and not turning on the heat. So don’t let Lucy fool you into thinking she is freezing.
“OMG! I’m so embarrassed. I can’t believe you told them!”
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some sleeve-sewing . . .