Thinking about it, I remembered that I did want to make myself a pair of Social Security Number Socks.** I'd made a pair years ago as a Christmas gift for The Tim, and he still has them (though he deserves a newer, not-as-worn-out pair!), and I'd always thought I'd make a pair for me, but forgot completely until recently.
So, I think that may be my next project. Of course this begs the question: What colors will I use? I want to use Encore yarn, since they are around-the-house socks, and Encore wears well while also not feeling like icky acrylic. I have a lot of Encore, both because I've used it for knits that were gifts like baby stuff, or gifts for people that I know can't be bothered to handwash anything. I like Encore for that reason, but also because it does not require a huge investment of funds. I have some that I bought on super sale when Rosie's closed, as well as odds and ends that are leftover from projects in the past. What I'm saying is, I have a lot of color choices. Which of course, means there is a lot of indecision happening before I even cast on ...
Currently, these are the choices.
However, since I can't cast on right away, due to an arthritis flare-up, it could all change by the time I actually do anything. Or not. Indecision, thy name is Bridget ...
As far as reading, I recently started this book.
It's been on my to-read list for a while, and my turn finally came up on the library's hold list. Right now, I'm not sure if I like it or not. I know a lot of people who have read it and loved it, but I'm reserving judgement until I have read a bit more.
I'm also listening to this, and really enjoying it:
I've liked Al Franken since he was on "Saturday Night Live." He is reading the audiobook, and it's both funny and truly interesting. I'm not very far into yet, since I haven't have a lot of chances to listen for any length of time. But so far, so good!
Today, I'm joining Kat and everyone else this week for Unraveled Wednesday, and am looking forward to hearing about what others are making and reading.
**Social Security Number Socks - I heard about these years ago on the Knitlist (anyone remember that??). There are really no hard and fast rules, but the basics are that you determine each unique number of your own or someone else's SS#, and choose a corresponding color. Then you knit stripey socks based on it. The ones I knit for The Tim were plain stockinette socks, but you can be as creative as you like.
Example: If your SS#s is 456-78-9012, you would start by knitting the color that you've matched up with the number 4 for four rows; the color for number 5 for five rows, etc. For zeros, you can do a different stitch, or improvise however you like. When I knit them for The Tim, I used black for the zero in his number.
Anyway, that's the basic premise, it's up to the knitter to make it their own.
When I made the pair for The Tim, someone said, "Well, that just makes it easy for someone to steal your Social Security Number!" Personally, if anyone wants to get down to my socks, count the rows, and figure it all out, and I haven't noticed, it seems to me that there are bigger problems happening ... ;-)