I know I've said here many times before that I do not like knitting in the round with double pointed needles... but
I really want to knit socks.
After selling several vests and sweaters recently (meaning I could now justify buying more yarn), I made a trip to our local yarn shop on Saturday.
I saw this yarn, Patons, and bought some size 7 double pointed needles.
Success. I love how sometimes when at first things seem impossible and frustrating that you just drop it for awhile and then come back and attempt it again, and then it works.
In addition to visiting the yarn shop, we stopped at the library and I borrowed The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley.
This is an interesting book. It looks at the educational methods and cultures of the top performing countries, of which the US is not one, through the eyes of three exchange students.
I am not so sure, however, of what is being measured, in terms of the exams, really equals how smart one is and from what I have read so far, success seems to be measured in test scores, college admissions, and the ability to find what is considered in one's country to be a "good job."
I am just getting to the section about Finland and am hoping that their educational methods are a bit less traditional and rigorous than South Korea.
Joining in with Ginny today.