The Monday after a long holiday weekend can be rough. I divided my time between relaxing and working, so I hope the new work week doesn't bite me too hard.
I also did much more driving than I had originally intended. Road trips to central Massachusetts and New Hampshire - hours and hours of driving. If only I had been a passenger. Instead I listened to the same episode of Wait, Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! so many times that on the final replay I actually got all the answers right.
To ease into the week I have a few random bits to share for . . .
THIS AND THAT
~ These days I keep an electronic calendar, but that doesn't mean I've gotten rid of paper all together. I still keep a paper calendar by my desk so that with just a glance I can see what the date is. Or on really bad days I can figure out what day of the week it is. Knitwear designer Becky Herrick has put together this lovely calendar with seasonal pictures from Vermont. It's on my holiday list.
~ Sweaters. 500 Sweaters. Loes Veenstra has been knitting sweaters since 1955 - over 500 to be exact. The sweaters are documented in a book, and to celebrate her achievement there was a sweater parade. Be sure to watch the parade - so many colors and designs. How many sweaters have you knit in your life? I haven't kept track, but I know it's not 500.
~ I'm all for recycling, so I was intrigued to discover this pedal-powered mechanism for recycling discarded knits. There's a bit of exercise involved, and it even includes a feature for taking the kinks out of the once knit yarn. Extremely clever.
That's enough distraction for one day. It's Monday, and there's work to be done.