The Two R's
Writers and Reading.
First issue. How can the late-night show guys justify being such unfeeling scabs?
I heard Kimmel say that "other people are financially dependent on the show." Well, why the hell don't they push the networks and the writers to resolve this more quickly? In my mind this is an unjustifiably bad choice.
Second issue. I've been running into a lot of publicity on eBooks, eBook devices, and electronic reading. Despite all the blog reading and Ravelry reading I do, I'm not sure how useful this whole concept would be.
New eBook on Knitting
I got an e-mail from Cheryl Brunette, the author of Sweater 101, which is no longer in print, but is available as an eBook.
Since the book was available electronically, and I've always wanted to see how useful I'd find something like this, I thought I'd read through Cheryl's eBook to give it a try.
There are lots of benefits to having this as an eBook, besides the obvious reasons of quick access, no space requirement on my book case and saving trees. The first is that you can link all through the book by clicking on internal links, and obviously get to outside web sources through external hypertext links. I never realized how nice it was to have an automated index. Another benefit that is perhaps specific to Sweater 101, is that Cheryl uses forms for designing sweaters that can be filled out electronically and saved.
Overall, this eBook is an excellent compilation of all of the information (plus some) that I have gained from other knitters, books and experience. This would be a perfect resource for someone in the earlier stages of designing their own sweaters, but certainly would also provide even the longtime knitwear designer with tips and tricks.
As for the verdict on eBooks in general, my jury is still out on that one.
Sorry about not posting a picture of the Alpaca Herd Jacket yesterday as promised. But here it is now.
The good news is that I was able to finish the one side of the button-band and sew it on. The bad news is that I have no buttons for this jacket, and until I buy some, I won't be able to knit the buttonhole side of the button-band (and I can't pick up stitches for the collar until the button-band is complete).
I've been working on the secret crochet project in the interim.