Wednesday, October 19, 2011

baby socks


There is nothing as satisfying to me as knitting baby socks!  They knit up really fast, and they are oh so cute!  I am currently knitting socks for both of my babes for the winter.  What is funny is that when I picked up knitting again, after my brief junior high experience, I didn't knit a scarf or a pot holder.  No, instead I knit socks.  Maybe because my daughter was only a few months old and oil was $4.50/gallon, or maybe it was because I thought socks were the easiest thing to knit at the time :-)  But, that is where I am this week in the knitting world, socks.  And unfortunately, the socks I was knitting for my son now need to be a bit larger to account for my daughter's desire to have *that* yarn for her socks :-)

As for reading, this week I am reading The New Good Life by John Robbins.  I am not that far into it, but it seems quite good so far.  It definitely makes me question whether or not I need the latest and greatest or if I would be happier with less.  I think in some respects less is absolutely better.  But, when you start in debt (whether from student loans, credit cards, or whatever), and really have no safety net (the author was the heir to the Baskin-Robbins fortune - although he gave it up), you feel helpless.  Some times it seems that no matter what you do, it never is enough.  So what is the big deal with adding a little extra!  Good food for thought!

I am linking up with Ginny at Small Things again today for her yarn along :-)

6 comments:

  1. Hmm sometimes it's kind of difficult to gain inspiration from someone who can easily afford to do it. Although small steps should be the motto here. Lovely socks :)

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  2. Hey, I fully believe that socks are only as hard as people believe they're going to be - so thinking they're the easiest thing to knit doesn't seem like a bad approach to me ;)

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  3. I wished I could knit. No problem with crocheting but just can't catch onto knitting.

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  4. I am the absolute opposite, crochet seems so difficult to me. I once made a chain, and didn't know how to continue...so I just put that down and returned to my knitting :-)

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  5. That book sounds really interesting. I'm off to check it out x

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  6. I always wanted to knit socks to and I'm so happy they really aren't as hard as I feared they would be :) I just cast on a little set of baby socks for my sister and am loving making them although the little size 0 needles have me a little concerned that I might snap one by accident LOL. I hope you enjoy the Deeply Rooted book as much as I am to :)

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