Yes, the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome. I don't usually fall victim to this insidious malady, but something has been keeping me away from the second sock for the Bat Mitzvah girl. In the last few days, though I got strict with myself:
Rosa Rubiginosa Socks. I'm itching to try a new sock pattern, but I am trying to be more focused with my knitting.
I finished reading Evicted and I have to say that author Matthew Desmond hit a home run. This book about 8 families who are evicted in Milwaukee reads like a heart-breaking novel because the writing is as strong as the research. The daily grind of poverty creates a parallel universe to the one the rest of us live in. I see the fallout in my students, and it was hard to read about what their parents go through. One mother of two boys had to make more than 80 calls to find a new apartment.
It's been an eventful week at school. I don't think it's a coincidence that some of our struggling students' families have been evicted in the last few years. I'm hoping for a couple quieter days now. Friday is a staff development day, so at least that will be one quiet day!
Joining up with Ginny for Yarn Along.