Two hundred and seventy four days ago, I put the Backwards Bush countdown clock up on my site. I can hardly believe it's been that long and that change is finally coming. Over the past nine months or so, I've watched that clock with patience. I got excited at 200 days, 150 days, 100 days and most especially, when it got down to single digit days. Right now, it's at one day and I'm filled with hope. I have hope that the economy will improve and the people I love will find gainful employment. I have hope for people who are facing housing catastrophes. I have hope that we'll see the end of the two wars we fight and people I know will come home for good. I have hope that other nations in the world will once again think of our nation with feelings of good will. It's all a mighty tall order to place in the hands of one man, but I have faith in him.
Off and on this weekend, I've watched the happenings in Washington and I am amazed. I simply can't believe how far we've come as a people and as a country. I'm thrilled to be living in such historical times.
In honor of all of the hullaballoo, I've cast on some socks in Schaefer Yarn's Sock The Vote in the Michelle colorway. I love the colors and they do remind me of all the vibrant clothes my new First Lady wears. How fitting this yarn is in turquoise, purple, red and several shades of blue. It's like a rainbow. These will be my socks of hope-I'm going to treasure these.