People, I am knitting a mother-loving sweater. I am really doing it! After a little break over the weekend, I felt well rested enough this morning to tackle picking up the stitches for the sleeves. For whatever reason it seemed daunting, I had dreams of sweaters gone badly, but after a few start stops, I am immersed in the miracle of short row shaping. Magick yo. Short rows add depth, making a crescent shape for the cap of the sleeve. There is something amazing about beginning to understand WHY a pattern calls for these techniques. Learning. It's cool.