I'm joining in Ginny's Yarn Along this week.
I've noticed that some of you get a little tired of your sweater projects once the sleeves are back on the needles. After going around ... and around ... and around in what feels like an endless loop, the project starts to lose some of its appeal. Yeah, I've been there, too, and being a petite size, my arms aren't even very long!
Here's where my new work-in-progress gets four stars. I've been faithfully knitting my Derry Raglan and Cowl and last night finished the body portion (I know! I finished the main part of the sweater in less than a week). Picking up the sleeves has been such a joy as a lace panel adorns the top of each sleeve.
It only consists of seven stitches so following the chart is a piece of cake. But the interruption to the stockinette keeps me on my toes and the knitting fresh. I like this detail so much that I'm now in search of more sweater patterns that have a similar sleeve design. As always, I'm open to suggestions!
As for my reading this week, I impressed myself by finishing a new memoir in less than a day. At the start of my winter break, I bought home a stack of books from the library and the very first one I read was Stephanie Lacava's memoir of being an outsider in Paris. While I'm not someone who collects many objects, I can appreciate the importance objects hold for people. Lacava's writing is like fairy dust -- simple but it settles over you.
I'm now on my second book from the stack (and my first book of 2013) so clearly, I've had a good week of knitting and reading!