Saturday, June 10, 2006

Frankly, Even I Was Surprised.

The Sheep was just a blur of activity today! Exhibiting an, until now, unseen level of energy she raced through a variety of tasks and is now basking in the glow of jobs well-done! Sadly, none of those jobs included the paperwork that she claimed she would attack today, but let's not quibble.
I was up with the birdies and out the door for an 8:00 a.m. grocery run. Since I'd blown off the shopping last night, it seemed prudent to restock the larder at the first opportunity. While I was out, Persephone also made good use of her time:

She has taken out about a billion of her toys, but seems unwilling to pick them up as of this writing.
Once the groceries were put away and a pot of coffee was brewing, I pulled out the drum carder and the tussah silk that I dyed last month during my "flood hiatus" from school. The color was stunning, but my lack of patience with the prep. process led to a less than satisfactory result in dye consistency. I pulled the roving apart and put new sections together being careful to redistribute the color. I then ran it twice through the drum carder using a top loading method.

And that which was "streaky" can now be called "heathered."

I finished the full amount despite the interruption caused by a phone call from the parents who wished to inquire about my availability for a Father's Day dinner next Sunday. That actually ticked off another item from my to-do list as I was planning to give them a jingle regarding the very same matter.

Lastly, and this was a shocker to all and sundry let me tellya, I actually finished the first Jaywalker!

Finished sock as modeled by the whitest leg that ever strolled the planet!

Now, this wasn't even on the docket for the day! What can I say? I'll do anything to avoid paperwork! Actually, the deal with myself at this point includes spending some time on that dreaded task tonight. Once I get started it isn't so's just the sitting down to do it that stymies me. However, I have pretty much run out of excuses at this juncture since there was also an inordinate amount of vacuuming, dusting and scrubbing in between the fibery goodness.

Of course, now I am tuckered out beyond all belief and that is always something of a roadblock. Here's hoping that a fresh pot of caffeine will help me over the wall! But if all else fails tomorrow is another day.

And since the rain continues, what else does The Sheep have to do?



Annie said...

Hurrah for the Jaywalker! (My first one is languishing in a pile UFOs somewhere). BTW your legs are not the whitest on the planet - mine are, complete with blue and purple patches!

Teri S. said...

I would vie with both the Sheep and Annie for the whitest legs. But hooray for the finished Jaywalker. I've got about an inch to go on the leg. And I'm very, very jealous of anyone who has the entire summer off.