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!