After much debate, I have decided to spend the Inauguration Day at home on my sofa. I had a five day weekend to get some work done and did nothing. So today, while watching Barack Obama being sworn in, I will get my business banking up to date, close out the 2008 fiscal year and start planning for the rest of 2009 (a little late, I realize.)
Really, it wasn’t just work that kept me home. The 12 mile run that I did yesterday took us through the National Mall and I feel like I was able to see the mayhem then, without going out into the madness today. AND then there is the people to potty ratio. 400 to 1. Really?! That does not sound good. AND how can you knit when your fingers are frozen? I had this fear that I would get to the security checkpoint and the secret service would take my knitting needles from me! I am certain that the secret service has different rules than the TSA agents at the airport. If someone did make it down to the mall with knitting needles, let me know!
On Sunday, class went on as usual, as if the entire city wasn’t focused on something else. My flip top mitten class met up at St. Elmo’s while the concert blared on the national mall. Luckily St. Elmo’s had the broadcast on their radio and we were able to listen to it a bit. Jess was pretty excited about working on the fingers of her flip top mitten. They are very satisfying little buggers, taking only a few minutes to complete each. I suppose they can also be a good reason to skip fingers and just knit mittens. Really, knitting tiny little tubes for fingers is quite annoying to some (ie ME) but very satisfying to others (like Jess here).
The baby blanket moves on…I have six squares left to complete. And lets not talk about what has to happen after I knit those six squares. The thought of seaming all those little squares together is giving me hives.
Ok back to the hilarious news correspondents on the national mall freezing their butts off trying to find something to talk until the action really starts.