I learned to knit when I was about seven, and my mother and I made socks for my father and brother. I remember the triumph I felt when I was able to turn a heel for the first time. I don't think we thought of this as being frugal; everybody knitted socks.
Former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, in Marjorie Harris' Thrifty: Living the Frugal Life with StyleIf you're not familiar with the title, in Canada the Governor General is authorized to "exercise the powers and responsibilities belonging to the Sovereign." The Governor General is commander-in-chief and representative abroad.