Because when I get really frustrated with something (like last night, when I became dismayed and felt like I might never understand Hindi sentence structure, which I possibly never will, except for explaning the size of a room and its furnishings, and possibly children), I pick up the knitting and it feels like I’m not frustrated any more for a while. I carry a pair of socks-in-progress around with me at all times, because I am frustrated once a day by something, and it’s a great remedy. I think this might be why I never finish the Socks of Eternity. Although 2×2 rib is mind-numbingly dull, it’s also brainlessly easy, and when I can’t do something it’s nice to have something I can do right every time.
Seriously. That’s what scarves are for, right? And hats. I’ve got a list.