If, like me, you don’t like cold, you’re already dreading this winter. And if you’re reading the news and already are an anxious person to begin with (like me), you’re both dreading the cold AND fearing for the collapse of the economy and the end of Life As We Know It.

If so, I recommend learning to knit and making some socks: You may be anxious but you’ll have warm feet.
This pair was already about 60% finished–probably about this time last year–then put away. It’s amazing how quickly a sock goes after a sweater! (And it’s the yarn that’s making the stripes; not any fanciness on my part.)