Every election is determined by the people who show up. — Larry J. Sabato, Pendulum Swing
There was no magic at all in last week’s election, it was simply counting the votes of the people who showed up! (and show up they did!) But I fear we will need some magic to heal the rift in this nation.
There is absolutely something magical about transforming a bit of fiber into yarn. I spent quite a bit of time on Thursday ignoring the news media and instead I focused on plying my singles! I did this while watching The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix. It is was so good! That combination – spinning and watching – was the perfect diversion from the angst of the day! I am happy with the end results, although it needs a bit more twist, which is, thankfully, easily fixed!
The other simply magical thing has been the weather these past few days! Sunny, cloudless skies and mild temps meant that we braved the “world” and sat outside (in NOVEMBER!!) and enjoyed lunch and some beers at Spoonwood Brewing. It was the perfect way to wind down the week (and eating wings is not conducive to doom scrolling on your phone…lol)
The other magical thing of the weekend was this soup!! (I hope the link works…if not, let me know) What an unexpected treat! The rice makes the broth so silky. It is my new favorite Chicken Soup with Rice!
And finally, two last simply magical things.
This one is just so awesome!
— abigail spanberger stan (@notcapnamerica) November 8, 2020
From the bottom of my heart: thank you. pic.twitter.com/s76oHFkr66
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 8, 2020
Make some Monday Magic people! See you all back here tomorrow with my look back on October!
Sarah has shown me the magic in spinning and now you, too, Kat! It almost makes me want to take up spinning (almost). Sunshine and record warmth have made these past few November days more enjoyable. Hooray for lunch, beers, and chicken soup!
Love your spinning – great colors there! It was a gorgeous weekend here in Eastern PA too. 70’s in November!!! I’m sure it is climate change which is not good, but I sure enjoyed being outside!!
Oh, I love your yarn! The colors make me think so much of the golden light we get at this time of year!
I am feeling so much lighter this morning, and that thank-you video made me tear up.
Your homespun is stunning-I hope spinning it was therapeutic and yes warm fall weather can life the spirits-even if just a little bit.
I am so at peace in my heart right now I feel like the weight of the world has been lifted!
My eyes filled with tears–again–by the time I got to the end of your post, Kat. Isn’t it nice to be moved in such a meaningful way again…versus, well, the other way!? Such a great way to begin a week.
Thanks for sharing! I love the one of Kamala and all of those VPs – what an amazing achievement for her and for all women! The thank you from Joe Biden is very touching. He is so decent and kind. Thank goodness he and Kamala won!
Kat, that yarn is so pretty! We’ve been watching The Queen’s Gambit one or two episodes a night and loving it! All I can manage while I watch is, of course, some simply sock knitting.
I love that photo of the VPs … and would love to see it re-done in the WHITE pantsuit she wore Saturday night. must admit, I’m not looking forward to the next 7 weeks here. No ads in today’s mailbox; I guess all four campaigns are gonna need time to ramp up. I keep telling myself that even if we don’t win the Senate we can sleep at night. still …..
What pretty yarn. I love the magic of spinning fiber into yarn. Great news this weekend. I am really looking forward to watching Kamala Harris in the next four years.
Your new yarn is so lovely! Such beautiful work 🙂
I love that picture of Kamala Harris with the VPs before her – we’re stepping into a new world and it’s exciting!
The weather has been JUST DIVINE! (Although that’s gonna change for us tonight. . . ) I love your spinning — the colors are so lovely. And although I’m sure we have turbulent days ahead (buckle up. . . ), in the end we will have Kamala and Joe . . . and a whole lot of work to do.
I love your yarn, I am in awe of the spinning skills I keep seeing on blogs. I have never tried it.
I am so glad that people showed up and voted. I had everything crossed that Biden could win, he sure does have a lot of work to do to heal the wounds of your country. I hope the next seven weeks are not too rough a ride.