At this point the back is about 10 inches long. I need to get to 13 before I start the sleeve decreases. The sweater has not been without its drama. At one point last night I realised that one of the twist cables took a wrong turn, so I dropped down to correct it. At one point I realized I’d purled when I should have knit. I tend to listen to a lot of podcasts. I have a bit of a commute (about a half hour) and I find it’s a great time to listen to podcasts. Most of them are knitting related. I may try to talk about the ‘casts I subscribe to at some point. The point of all this rambling is that just last week I was listening to the Knit Girls, a mother-daughter knitting production. They were discussing what to call the knitting that doesn’t require a lot of thinking. Gigi felt that “mindless knitting” devalued the effort that went into getting to the point one can knit without deliberating (where do I come up with these “words?”) each stitch. I bring this up, because whatever we call it, apperently I should think more, because maybe then my cables wouldn’t take wrong turns. Maybe.