I am a total sucker for ceremony. I cry at church, graduations, weddings, etc and I cried today while watching C-SPAN coverage of the opening of Congress. (With a mouthful of 100-calorie Oreo Thin Crisps. Not pretty.)
This, however, is pretty, and will soon be very pretty:
Tulips!! They are growing at a rate of about 1/2" per day. I absolutely cannot wait until they bloom.
I've been reading (actually re-reading) No Idle Hands: A Social History of American Knitting by Anne Macdonald and Good Wives by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. (NOTE: How silly is it that one can never find these kinds of books in the history section of a bookstore???) Is it too late to change my major? I love living in New England.
I have been meaning to take the kids down to Salem for a hands-on history lesson but now I think I will go by myself first. I haven't been in ages and I really want to enjoy the Peabody Essex Museum and the Witch Museum all by myself, in peace. I also hope this happens soon - maybe now with the 110th there is a chance?
(I wonder what's with all the italics today. Perhaps I am trying to give my random thoughts greater significance...)
On to the knitting...here is Calorimetry 2. Looks a lot like Calorimetry 1, I know, but smaller and less babushka-like. Not that I have anything against babushkas...
The SIL felted bag is smokin' - I love love love the colors. Pics later.
Go Nancy...go, go, go Nancy.