I am deep into bang out a sweater, my first KAL and my first sweater knitted in the round, bottom-up with a yoke. I have done a few top-downs, but not a bottom-up. I was successfully able to join the 3 tubes into one using Kay's delightful explanation in The Three Tube Situation, which I found so amusing that I read it aloud to several people, most of them non-knitters. I have patient family members and friends.
Homeschooling wise—we are learning about northern and arctic regions right now. A wonderful reason to eat at broder and try some new folk art crafts. This sweater KAL is perfectly timed. We watched Happy People: A Year in the Taiga, a documentary about fur trappers in Siberia which Pete and I loved. The girls were a bit bored, but that's fine. Herzog films are always fascinating, funny, and boring to me. We are almost done reading First Light, which takes place in Greenland.