I don't think I've made very much progress on my Sandy Cowl since last week, but I am back at it. This simple cowl WILL be finished by the weekend. I hope. I just really want to be able to call it done - it's pretty, and simple, and there is just no good reason why it's taking me so long. Well, except that other projects have tempted me more, possibly. Yeah, that could be the reason. ;^)
And in spite of it being 75 degrees outside on this near record-setting November day in Indiana I am reading The Christmas Sweater. Twelve year-old Eddie makes something of a mess of Christmas when he opens a less than desirable gift (a hand-knitted Christmas sweater) and is less than appreciative of it and his actions lead him to serious regrets. As Beck lets us into the mind of self-tortured 12 year-old boy, I find I am transported back to my own childhood and I can relate to the disappointment Eddie feels and the actions he displays. Something tells me that Eddie is going to find out the true meaning and cost of the gift of love - and the Christmas sweater is a key to that discovery.
To see what others are reading while they yarn-along this week, check out Ginny Sheller's Yarn-Along.