Do not be fooled by this sweet-looking animal. She seems to be driven by nature to play with yarn.
I should have taken a photo. However, I was distracted by having to untangle miles of yarn and roll it into balls for my Hitchhiker. She must have had a fabulous time winding so much yarn around the chairs and table on our screened porch.
Untangling it was not so much fun. Since she had gone into a knitting bag and dragged out the whole project with its many yarns, I decided that I needed some larger project bags that I could put in my tote. Shopping was fun.
I found these darling and sturdy bags on Etsy from a seller called Whimzee Stitches.
Here you can see that a medium bag easily fits a nearly finished Hitchhiker and a good cake of yarn.
Nature -- as in the weather -- has been frustratingly unpredictable here, with scorching heat alternating with frightening downpours. I took my mom to the airport this afternoon (she's flying to Virginia to see my brothers). Much to my surprise, the sun was out as I drove back through town, so I stopped to do some sketching:
I ended up working even more slowly than usual because I was joined by three, talkative street people. They were passing around bottle of vodka, which I didn't mind; but they were also smoking cigarettes, which I do! They were very nice and told me I am very beautiful for an older lady. Is that a compliment?
Then I took a little stroll and saw this guy:
Last Friday, I was planning to meet up with Kathy B and Mrs. Macawber. Kathy and I agreed that the weather was too bad -- terrible storms, downed trees. But Sue (Mrs. Macawber) wasn't intimidated and she made it just fine. I should have gone -- the storms ended (which is not what the forecast said!) -- and they had a great time.
We'll have to try again soon, ladies!