It was a lovely weekend. With the sheep show and the flea market and the perfect weather. I almost don't mind that it's Monday and I am sitting at my desk listening to the phone ring. I don't answer before 8. I think some of my clients think I live here in this office.
Today is the deadline for registering to vote in the November election. Every 4 years someone says how important this election is and how we have to "get out the vote". I think every election is important because that is what a representational government is all about. So, if you live in the US, remind people around you that if they want to be part of the solution, they need to be registered to vote. Things just keep getting scarier economically and a change in leadership is sorely needed.
I didn't knit much this weekend. For some reason, I am having trouble following the sock pattern I'm using and have had to rip out rows several times because of my lack of counting skills. I have some baby socks wrapped up for the shower this week and the red bag is crossed off the to-do list and I put the Wildflowers shawl on the back burner to work on some knitting for others so I am concentrating on the socks. Fortunately, the bamboo is soft and pleasant to work with. I spun a bobbin full of the silk/baby camel and oh my god, it's the fluffiest and softest stuff I have ever touched. Of course, this means that bits of it fly all over and my nose was itchy for hours because I had bits of fluff all over. I am grateful for the individual who invented the rolls of sticky stuff that pick up fluff and lint!
I bought a toy for my desk on Saturday to add to the collection of wind up toys I keep there for my amusement. I bought an old metal wind up spaceman who walks and waves his arms menacingly. He joins the fuzzy bunny that hops, the monkey who jumps and does flips, the robot who does the twist, the crab who sidles, the egg who dances, the peep chick who runs across the floor and the airplane that turns somersaults. Just looking at them makes me smile and playing with them can be very therapeutic.
So, how's Monday treating you?