My sister is extremely talented artistically. I envy her for this as I have not one drop of artistic blood in my body. Oh I can knit and follow a pattern and make a beautiful item, but she can draw, write, design, create, photograph — this list could go on and on. She writes a blog about Iowa, and right now she’s going to put up a sketch a day. Its something worthwhile to check out. Iowa Day by Day by Kathleen.
This particular post is one of my favorites, she has wrote this incredible poem about Penguins. Apparently someone is sending her annoymous penguins through the mail, no doub t because her and my father believe penguins have hatched an evil plot to overthrow the world. But here she shares her poem and some really cute sketches, so check it out. Penguins, Penguins Everywhere…by Kathleen.
In other news the afghan is coming along, I’m down to five strips. I can’t deny I’m really getting anxious to finish it up so that I can work on some lace. I always feel in the mood to knit lace when spring hits. I’m going to work on the Forest Path Stole I’ve had in my queue for about 6 centuries. I’m also working on a baby doll for my friend’s little girl. Unfortunately they are coming to Illinois this weekend on a spur of the moment trip and I won’t have it finished. But at least we still have postal service.
Django kept us up half the night last night. It was the first spring storm, and it was loud and boomy and lots and lots of lightening. You should see my back, its torn up from his claws, while he pawed at me to wake me up and comfort him. Then of course Abner got upset because his brother was upset and started shaking and it was like our bed was attached to one of those old-60’s (?) vibrators you saw in hotels.
One other thing, if you like period drama, I can’t recommend Lark Rise to Candleford enough. Its a great little series we’ve been watching through Netflix.
Next post I hope to show you some pictures from our hike last Friday at HIckory Canyons. It was just as pretty as Pickle Springs which we like to frequent, but the hike was a bit more difficult in my opinion. Plus you had to cross quite a few creek beds, and in high water, it’d be impossible I think.