Friday, January 14, 2011

Holiday weekend!

The wave of Christmas is over and another holiday weekend is here. Martin Luther King, Jr. remembrance day. This is a three day weekend. Hooray!

I have no memories or experiences of blatant segregation in action. I have never seen people being refused a service, or being killed, because of the color of their skin. The humiliation must have been horrible.

Dr. King was a voice in the darkness. A voice of hope. A voice who cried out to God. A voice who was able to bring about change for the betterment of many. A voice who saw wrong and called it wrong. It kind of reminds me of the Hebrews enslaved in Egypt and Moses rising up to bring them into a free life again.

Some may say I could never fully understand what this man did back in his day. I do know what is right and what is wrong. I may not see this holiday with full appreciation, but I will applaud anyone who's desire is that righteousness prevails, even if no one else desires it.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

On a snowy day

...everythings coming up... polka dots!

A few months ago, I was browsing around Michaels craft store. Inevitably winding up in the yarn section, I spotted a small Patons Kroy Socks book that I couldn't shake. It had polka dot socks on the cover and I was enamored.

Of course, I pick up the booklet of wonders, flip through the pages, and carefully set it back in it's holder. After checking over the light-weight yarn suppliers, the fantasy of making up the black dotted beauties fill my thoughts. It can be done! I can make them. I have the needles. I need one varigated skein, I have one skein of the black and would only need one more. I go back to the dance, pick up the book, and put it back again.