yarning along today
That's a sleeve you see! My Tea Leaves cardigan is coming right along. Having a knitting class every week means that I am motivated to work on it a little each day. I've only got two more classes left, and I really want help with the front buttonhole edging, so I need to finish up the sleeves.
I do not find the sleeves as much fun to knit as the body. I think it's because I'm not completely satisfied with the join of the sleeve and body, even after ripping it back three times. My mistakes keep glaring at me. I tell myself that most of those uneven stitches will be hidden underneath my arm and that the purpose of this sweater is to learn the basics of knitting a sweater. It will not be perfect. I have such a hard time being a beginner at things.
I think I'll probably finish this cardigan in a few weeks, just in time for warm weather (it's in the 70s this week). But! There may be a trip planned for a cool weather place that will necessitate a wool sweater. Yay!
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As for my reading, I've mostly been busy with books for school. I'm taking a trauma narrative course this semester and the reading has been so bleak. I mean, I expected it, but I didn't realize how depressing it would be to read trauma narratives for months on end. I decided that reading books like A Clockwork Orange before bed would give me nightmares, so I've been spending those last minutes before I close my eyes reading fun, cheerful stuff. This week it's Sarah Vowell's new book about Hawaiian history Unfamiliar Fishes. She cracks me up and is a definite relief from trauma narratives (though certainly she writes of trauma, too--stealing land from native Hawaiians, spreading diseases, etc.--only she does it in a less depressing way).