Thursday, July 30, 2020

Used Up!


I am all used up-when I over-schedule myself this happens!
An appointment on Monday
 and  I left early so I could buy the flowers for the new pot, 
Tuesday I had company and yesterday to the doctors and I then met Bill for lunch.
All simple things but three days in a row put me down!
  Sigh.
I did finish sock #1 for Bill (size 15 sock!) in the yarn that is Mohair-ish.
I can't help but laugh because when 7 yo Ella stayed with us recently, 
she exclaimed that Grandpa had hobbit feet!
I've managed to start the new, pretty blend of plant and wool fibers;  
well, silk isn't really a plant fiber , is it?! 
I know that it is a protein fiber for dyeing so it must be considered animal fiber?!
(Plants are considered bast fibers)
 This is wool, silk and linen blended-a fun spin at any rate and nice in my hands
 I am enjoying the color after the neutral of the linen I just finished.
And I've done some pint-sized artwork which has been the most satisfying.
I love sketching and then inking over it-very meditative.
This is for my sister, her birthday card;
 it is from a recent photo she took on her vacation!
It is more vibrant than it shows here-the sunset was very orange!

Today has nothing on the schedule so I should be able to catch up with myself!

5 comments:

  1. For dyeing purposes, I know silk is classed as an animal fibre. Technically, it does come from an animal, even though it's not hair/fur, but ...well kinda worm vomit!

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  2. Hobbit feet - I love it AND the sock! I hope you can recharge fully today.

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  3. I'm the same way anymore. Any out of the ordinary activity wears me out. I'm in terrible shape but as long as it's this hot there is nothing I am going to do about it.
    Your sketch is lovely!! I don't know if it's my eyesight or my hands but I sure can't draw a thing anymore.

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  4. Size 15 would definitely be considered Hobbit feet. Our middle son has size 13 and I thought those socks were bad! That card is stunning. I hope you get a chance to rest today.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  5. Down time is sometimes very important.

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