On the way home we stopped at the park across from UWGB for a little while. I needed to get out under a wide sky with a long view over the water. It was good to hear the soft shush of the wavelets onto the shore and see some ducks. I especially liked last year's milkweed pods still hanging on their stems and the lone bare tree against the cloudy sky. That's a good spot for a recharge.
I started trying out a few May Art Challenge ideas, researched a few patterns, and cast them on. The cocoon/bag looks like it'll be right but the novelty yarn is totally wrong for the other bug idea. Totally. It got frogged this morning and other attempts will be made, other ideas explored. I'm not discouraged, it's not "due" until May 15. Chill. One day that novelty yarn will be just right for something, but this ain't it. Rats.
April 28--Kunz Lochner, Armor of Emperor Ferdinand I.
Forged from steel
like a clockwork lobster,
the Emperor's armored exoskeleton
to be donned.
Charms were wrought
into the metal skin
to carry him safely
through battle, parade or rite.
It's Monday again. Can you believe it? It's supposed to creep into the mid-40s today and be rainy all week, and drop to near freezing every night this week. Sheesh. Will it ever be warm again? I promise (cross my heart) not to complain (too much) when (IF) it gets hot this summer.