Sarah Jane Humke

The life of a traveling, reading, writing, spining and knitting shepherdess.

Tonight, after watching Micheal the monster mutt wrangle the goats into their pen for the night (that never ceases to amuse me) I came back to my brothers and taking advantage of the seemingly stable internet for once, decided to watch Brenda Dayne of  the podcast Cast-On taking her turn on the 4th Plinth.  It occurred on the 19th of September at 1 o’clock pm (for those of you who would like to look it up for yourselves).  I can’t even remember where exactly I was on the 19th of September to tell you the truth, but I remember thinking (since I knew at least it was Saturday) that I hoped that it had gone well and that she had good weather for it.  Now, I wish that I could have been there!  The weather looks as though it was absolutely fabulous and there was a good bunch of knitters there in Trafalgar Square knitting in support including Lucy Neatby!!!  Holy crap!  How freaking cool is that?!?!  Anyway, be sure to check it out when you have the chance (and good internet!).

Watching her work with needles that she got from Rachel John made me really want to get home and start using the gigantic crochet hook that I got from her back at the UK Ravelry Day back in June.  It looks as though it could use up a lot of yarn in a hurry (and I have a lot of yarn ready to be used up!).

Fall has finally come to this part of the world. My friend Sarah was looking for good ways to use up a lot of basil in a hurry, a sure sign that cold has arrived.  It has not only gotten chilly, but also quite windy here in the Midwest.  The sound of at least a million corn leaves angrily rustling is always an amazing sound to hear.  The wind has dried things out quite a lot so the sound of the corn has more of a raspy edge to it than it even did a few weeks ago.  The wind is so strong that it kept me awake most of last night with its unfamiliar sounds in my brother’s house.  Even Micheal was on edge because of it, waking up several times to bark at the phantoms of wind.

I honestly haven’t been doing a whole lot here in Ackley to tell you the truth.  I read a complete book and have worked on my knitting quite a lot.  Otherwise, I’ve been more or less a bum, which suits me fine.  After the last couple of weeks of non-stop go go go it’s nice to, you know, not go.  Especially since I know that I have a few more weeks of go-ing left before I am home again.

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