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Elderly lady July 27, 2007

sea-stallion-at-sea.jpg  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,    

almost-completed-circle.jpg  Pinwheel blanket

am all but finished with my second project,

front-and-back-of-yellow-tank-top.jpg  Front and back of yellow tank top.

and will still be working on the 3rd project when the race finishes.  The 3rd project is well under way.     medallion-blanket-at-5-inches.jpg  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.

cyclist-under-way-resized.jpg  Cyclist under way  

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?


3 Responses to “Elderly lady”

  1. Bettina Says:

    don’t mind the comment, Janet! I quite like the saying: age is but a number! it’s true – I know 20 year old guys, who are close to brain dead – and people in their 70s, who are full of life and great craic! don’t know about the tour de france though – all I ever hear about it is one doping scandal after another:(( at least we don’t need dope to do our knitting!:))

  2. Leigh Says:

    I agree with Bettina! Reminds me once of a lady older than me who asked if I qualified for the 65 and over discount when I had 15 years to go! I was shocked at that. As for your drawing, I say people knitting would be an excellen next subject. I really like the kitty in the chair, but then I’m partial to kitties.

  3. Janet Says:

    Reblogged this on Janet’s thread and commented:

    Fun to reread this as I approach the big 80.

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