Are You Smart?
I think most people think they are smart. As a boy, I always thought I was smart. Either that, or I was so dumb that I didn’t know how dumb I was.
I was having an animated conversation with a friend this past weekend and I mentioned that someone we both knew “was smarter than me.” He asked me what I meant by “smart.” I replied quickly with something like, “The ability to put knowledge into practical use effectively.”
But the more I thought of it, I realized I had no idea what “smart” meant. So I decided to try and characterize what it meant when I thought someone was smart.
Seemingly, this required a survey, so please let me know your ideas and I’ll post the results in a future blog!
First, I thought I’d show off my Tommy Socks…I LOVE the way they turned out and they fit me perfectly.
I did end up hand-washing them in a lot of Dawn to remove the grease ring from my well-oiled machine. It took the grease out, but some of the color in the contrasting toe yarn also bled during the soaking. But I still love them.
Speaking of Tommy, I’m continuing to make some progress on the second round of spinning on his “preferred fiber blend.”
I’m thinking I will end up having enough yarn to make two more pairs of socks…possibly even three when this is all spun.
I also completed a few more stripes on the Horizontal Garter Striped Scarf/Stole.
Again, not my personal favorite. Natural colors usually leave me a bit underwhelmed. But it will most probably sell quickly.