I highly recommend this Aran Tree Skirt for a project. It is just fun to knit. I can't really remember the last time I had such fun knitting something!
I think it is fun for these reasons:
-every row is different
-it isn't very long at all so the rows go fast AND
-after the fifth row, short rows are used to create the wedge and so there are fewer stitches with every row (the last row is four red stitches)
-it just looks so cool!
I love cables so this is a perfect project for me!
And in other news:
WORK: classes start Monday and while syllabi etc are done I still need to prep classes for next week.
SYMPHONY: for the second year we've taken a subscription for the Eugene Symphony and tonight is opening night! Four pieces including 'An American in Paris'. We're looking forward to it!
READING: I read a YA book called "We Were Liars" by E. Lockhart. It has won a ton of awards. It was OK. Spookily enough there was a Harvard mention (the Grandfather went to Harvard and wanted the grandkids, the main characters of the story, to know he might leave his fortune to Harvard) but just a brief passing one. It was OK, the book....oddly, it was a very very similar plot to a book I read last summer called Belzhar (which was published four months after We Were Liars) so once I read the 'twist' I felt sort of like "been there done that".
Now I'm reading "Black Chalk" after having put it aside for a bit.
LIBRARY ANNOYANCE: I returned several books at the library automated return chute last week and one of them is still showing up as 'checked out' even though I know I returned it because it has a very distinctive cover. I let the library know and they said they'd look for it but if it isn't returned within 30 days of the due date I am liable for the cost of the book plus a fine of 50 cents per day. Now I"m ok for paying for a lost book (these things happen) but I'm not OK with the extra overdue fines since I LET THEM KNOW THE BOOK DIDN'T GET CHECKED BACK IN! I've looked all over the house and it isn't here (which of course it wouldn't be because I remember turning it in) so I'm a bit annoyed with the library (as you might be able to tell).
Hope your week is good.