Here in SW PA, Columbus Day is a Very Big Deal. Pittsburgh has one of the largest Columbus Day parades. We used to always get the day off school. Italian flags ruled the airways.
I always made sure I wore my Swedish colors as schools sang Columbus' praises and asked, "When's Leif Erickson Day?"
Hey, Leif was on the continental U.S.
(Teachers looked abashed and laughed as though embarrassed, never telling me it was an uncelebrated-here October 9.)
What happens after a walk in the park on a perfect October weekend after which is predicted two weeks of temperatures falling precipitously?
Nothing like a wet dog to brighten the afternoon LOL.
And how about a Pansy Shawl update? She's further along now, but her right wing is a fledgling. As she's knitting up considerably smaller than the garter stitch swatch, there appears to be a need to extend her diamond rows beyond expectations.