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So, one of the things I thought would be a great idea-was knitting socks. Most of you know that I have crocheted (almost) my whole life, and don’t knit. AT ALL. But I decided to grab life by it’s knitted horns and do this. How hard is it? Knit, purl, knit, purl, right?

Well, let me just tell you. I’m stuck. Very Stuck. I don’t know for the life of me what a “gusset” is, or how to “turn a heel.” Where do you learn this? I picked up the easiest book in Michael’s for knitting-but apparently it doesn’t describe how to do some of the more basic stitches, which are not described in my beautifully illustrated Learn to Knit, Love to Knit book.

So I decided to read For Women Only instead. Brad and I got the set of two our first year of marriage, and when he read For Men Only, it inspired some great conversations between us about our expectations of marriage and our goals. I’m really glad he read it. But as for me, I decided to table it. I thought I already knew lots about men, being very familiar and growing up in church, we’d talked in depth about that sort of thing. But I’m so glad I took the time to read this. About half of it was the material I was familiarized with in church, the other was a whole new perspective in how men think about commitment, marriage, and love.  Well worth the read, I think. I would highly suggest the boxed set as a gift for the brides and grooms in the coming months!