Not doing much but taking care of the recovering dog at this point, and the usual necessary things like work.
I did buy an E-reader, it was a spontaneous buy, I had some bonus money that I hadn’t used and was in Borders Books. I am always carrying books around and thought “what the heck?”. I love it, and now can’t imagine doing without it. Hundreds of books in a very small space that can be taken easily anywhere. I looked at them before but thought I would miss having the “book” in my hands. Well there is still knitting, spinning and watercolor books to buy, more room on my shelves for them.
I have also begun spinning again. Every time I start spinning again, I wonder at how much I enjoy it, and why did I stop?
The fleece is a BFL, a lovely dark brown, I was drawn to it because the color was quite dark, and I thought that unusual. I love the way it spins up. A pound is enough for me to really make something with it (I hope). It is enough fiber to keep me busy for quite a while at the rate I’m going.
One skein done, yardage is approx 240, two ply and 4.4 oz. So I’m expecting about
654 870 yds from the pound. I was hoping to work this into a sweater, not sure I’ll have enough. May have to mix it with something.
I have done several watercolors, ordered several books from Amazon on watercolors. Found this interesting site with “lessons” Create38 from Vinita Pappas, she has free tutorials, I like the way she explains everything she is doing and why, while she paints. There is also forums, blog etc… Seems I have the watercolor fever.
Breezy and tropical
I did this really quickly, trying to loosen up and not over think things. Can you guess what the vegetables are? I was introduced to an interesting watercolor blog, The Twenty Minute Challenge. The simplicity of the paintings are beautiful.