Friday, October 19, 2007

Here Comes the Weekend

I'm 37 years old and I still welcome Fridays like a kid in grammar school. I love the anticipation of the weekend arriving and the work week/school week ending. It begins to creep into my thoughts the middle of the week. When Friday mornings finally arrive, they are so full of promise.

My weekends are a fresh start, a chance to catch up on things that slipped by me during the week. Perhaps best of all, the weekend gives me the opportunity to be with my family which makes any task easier to accomplish. Even folding laundry can be fun when doing it with another person.

The weekend is actually chock full of things to do. There are apples to can, veggies to freeze, wood to stack and much more. I even have to get up early tomorrow morning! Even so, I'm planning to sneak some knitting in on the car ride to our CSA pickup. For you non-knitters, be warned - knitting is addictive!

In not so frugal news, we're starting socks next week in knitting class! How is this not frugal? Well, I have to buy two sets of size two circular needles and a particular type of sock yarn. I look at learning to knit socks a lot like cooking. The first time I try a recipe, I tend to follow it closely. After that, I feel comfortable to experiment. The yarn store is on the way to my brother's house and I am going there for a party Sunday. At least I'm not driving out of my way! (How's that for a frugal justification??)

Happy Weekend to All!


Chile said...

For future projects, check thrift stores for knitting needles. I haven't learned how to knit yet, but I have a variety of needles, including circular ones I picked up very cheaply. (Same with crochet hooks although I'm still looking for big ones for working with cut-up plastic bags.)

Enjoy your weekend!

Anonymous said...

Ha ha--I start looking forward to the weekend on Monday! All grown-up or not, weekends are great! I hope you enjoy yours!


Katie said...

Chile, I've had great luck picking up knitting needles at thrift stores in the past. Usually 50 cents a pair, including a set of circular size 1.

Thanks Courtney!