It's been a good Sunday. Pk and I went to a local buffet for Sunday brunch. It's nothing fancy, just the same food we would fix ourselves at home. With two important parts. Someone else cooks and someone else cleans up. 'nuff said. Then we stopped at our favorite bakery for some sugar and fat and came home to pursue the hobbies that help us keep our sanity.




Peter Kevin is outside using the lathe and making bobbins for my wheel. He comes in every once in a while for a kiss and to measure the bobbin-in-progress. I spent a few hours sitting at the wheel plying the silk/camel that I have been spinning. It is so beautiful. Well, at least to me it is. This is the first yarn I have plied. It is soft and feels fluffy and has a lovely halo. I plan to turn it into a scarf. That seems like a good use for it.


I have been working on my lace for the Long Lacey Summer. It's the North Sea Shawl from Folk Shawls. The yarn is Winter Lace in the Wild Horse color from Mountain Yarns. It's a wool/silk blend and has a nice feel. This is my third try at finding something I could knit and enjoy. I'm still working on Pk's plain socks while I ride to work and I still have some holiday knitting to finish. I think it's enough to keep myself busy.
I needed to have a peaceful weekend. I'm not looking forward to going to work tomorrow. We're supposed to be starting our new social rehabilitation program and I'm not sure what it's going to be. I took off Friday to go with Pk but that meant that I missed the meeting where the director presented his ideas. This is the same supervisor that decided I should not be involved in the training for the computer overhaul. I think he'll look at it as a way of avoiding him. In a way it is. I think I needed to just stop thinking about it for a while. I reminded myself and I will remind him if I need to, that my job is just that, my job. It is not my life nor is it what I am. It's what I do. My sense of myself as a good person and a person of worth does not come from my job but for how I try to live my life. Fortunately, I have a very busy clinic day tomorrow and then I'm off on Tuesday for my birthday. By the time I see him on Wed or Thurs, things should have settled down.
I hope you all are having a weekend that refills your batteries so you can go out and fight the good fight once again.

Comments

amy said…
Can I be the first to say Happy Birthday? Even if I'm a couple days early. :) Good for you for taking it off. I hope you have some wonderful plans.

I love eating brunch out. There's a place near us we love, and another we want to try, but we just keep going to the place we love instead.
Bells said…
Do you know I just realised something - you and PK both have double barreled names. How long have I been reading here and never figured that out?

You and I are doing the same thing - faffing about trying to find the right lace while knitting plain socks for our men on the ride to work. How nice! I think the lace is looking beautiful. Hope this is the one!
Sheepish Annie said…
I just love plied yarns. They have such a polished and finished look to them. I rarely work with singles. I am a simple girl who likes a simple two ply!

I'm glad to hear that you are taking your birthday off. I haven't done that in years and am wondering just why I stopped. You're right. Work does not define me even if it is what I do most of the time. I have Tuesday off, too. (schools are voting sites up here and we now have to close down for security reasons.) I'm hoping to recharge the batteries a bit after a busy weekend.
Galad said…
Hope your batteries get recharged and that you've finally found the lace project you can love.
Alwen said…
That yarn looks so shiny and soft.
Amy Lane said…
Happy Birthday! And sometimes just having someone else cook and clean is all you need!

The yarn is gorgeous--and PK is a dear for the bobin making:-)
Rose Red said…
PK is so totally a dear!! Love your yarn and I think that lace looks great - fabulous colours in the yarn too.

Hope you have a wonderful wonderful day on your birthday!
Bezzie said…
No that yarn is beautiful! I love the sheen on it.

Happy early birthday!
Dianne said…
Happy Birthday!!! Your spinning looks fabulous.
Jeanne said…
Happy Birthday (not sure when it is but wanted to say it!). Love the lace - gorgeous colorway!

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