I guess I’m still hurting over Henrik of the Sea Stallion calling a 70 year old lady whom he met in Kirkwall “elderly”. Am trying to think of a good reply. Well, o.k. maybe I have to accept “elderly” but it doesn’t mean I’m folding up my knitting and sitting still. In some ways I would love to be 50 years younger and physically able for the Sea Stallion adventure. On the other hand, I don’t mind being a spectator – and I have had lots of wonderful experiences and still look forward to many more.
In addition to following the progress of the Sea Stallion, I am obsessed with the Tour de France and the Tour de France KAL. Only 1 more stage and then the final stage to Paris. I finished my first project for the Yellow Jersey,
am all but finished with my second project,
and will still be working on the 3rd project when the race finishes. The 3rd project is well under way. This is another circular blanket in the making. Seems to be going more slowly than the pinwheel blanket shown in earlier posts. Either I am slowing up or the yarn is finer.
In keeping with the Tour de France KAL I have been doing a few sketches in my art class. Here are a couple of my efforts.
And another sketch, interrupted by a 10 minute monologue from another member of the class who wanted to tell me about her favourite cat “Bobbie”.
She thought I wanted to draw a cat – what I was trying to concentrate on was the chair. Work on the cat still has to be completed. The more she talked, the more I thought I would go back to bicycles. And then at the end of the class, the teacher thought my chair and cat were far better than my earlier efforts with bicycles. Oh well. Earlier in the morning Ian had suggested my theme for today should be the Highland Games which I had been reading about on another blog. – hmm, I thought, homegrown vegetables for the Home Industries competition. Another member of the class did come up with a very good watercolour of carrots – well worthy of an entry along with real carrots, if she were so inclined. Next week what will my subject be? Should I try sketches of people knitting? like the person I saw knitting on Cable One while the Sea Stallion was under tow across the North Sea?