I know for a lot of folks today is a holiday...but it turns out I no longer have ANY holidays. That's right - July 4th, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Good Friday, Memorial Day - all are no longer days off for me unless I request them. My company is switching from PTO (Paid Time Off) to FTO (Flex Time Off). So, I no longer have 4 weeks of vacation or accumulated sick time. Instead, I have an unlimited number of days I can take. Weird, huh? Colin told me that studies show that people with FTO actually take less time than those with traditional PTO...the theory being that if you are told you have a set number of days of vacation, you will be sure to use them all. This also means that you cannot accumulate time (vacation or sick) and when you leave, there will be no payout of accumulated time. I'm just curious to see how this all works out. No one has ever tracked my time off and vacation or sick time has never been noted on my pay check.
Anyway, I usually end up working a bit on MLK Day anyway and this year will be no different. And even though work has been unusually crazy busy, I still have more "free" time than pre-pandemic.
So, how was your weekend? Mine was oh-so-nice! For the first time in weeks, Dee and I met up Saturday morning for a knit and chatter time. That was wonderful. I had missed our get-togethers so much (first I was away in TX and then Covid struck). Hoping we are back to normal now and will be meeting up most Saturday mornings.
Of course I mentioned to Dee that there was no way I needed any more yarn (unless and until I buy the main color for Planetary)...but then on Sunday I was looking through things as one does and decided that I really would like to knit another sweater out of Lettlopi. I'm thinking of Destination Pullover (love the pockets) and, of course, I've had the pattern for Stopover for years now. In addition I'd love to make the Shakerag Top (obviously not in Lettlopi). I need to NOT go crazy buying up yarn!
Last week when I blogged about winning the give away from MDK (all that lovely Kid Silk Haze yarn), I forgot to mention that included in the package was a copy of MDK's 6th Field Guide: Transparency.
I already have this Field Guide, so I'm offering it up here on the blog. If anyone would like it, drop me a note and I will ship it out. If more than one person would like it, I'll do the random number thing. There are several different patterns in the Guide. All patterns are by Amy Christoffers and Here's a Link to what's in it.
The balance of the weekend was equally lovely. I managed to do some cooking (meatloaf, mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy - yum!!), a little reading and knitting and even a little stitching (first time since before Christmas!! - TNT update tomorrow). We also had a nice, long talk with Colin late yesterday afternoon. Last night we settled in to watch the second episode of the new season of All Creatures Great and Small.
And now, my Monday needs to start. First load of wash is in the washer and it's time to pour another cup of coffee. Wishing you all a wonderful start to the week.