Yesterday, while my heart was nearly breaking (as it seems it so often is these days of Darfur and Tibet and violences large and small in the Middle East, and so many more in an endless unfathomable parade), I picked up the recent issue of World Ark, published by Heifer International. In its pages I was able to see examples of humanity's other choices. So, I will be sending another donation to Heifer International, my small revolutionary response to events I cannot control. But if I did not believe in my very core that our actions have effects that range widely in time and space beyond our knowing I would just shrivel up right here and now.
I have been working hard on my little Tulip sweater, trying to finish it in time for Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp next week.
When I was knitting in the sleeve, it struck me that you, my loyal readers, might be interested in how to avoid sewing on the sleeve by using the three-needle bind off. When I get the next sleeve ready, I'll take some pictures. I really like the effect of this technique. Here's a close up shot: