Paul Berry (stereotype441) wrote,
Paul Berry

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Rekindling old joys

Today (Sunday) I logged about 18.3 miles on my bike, in various trips between my house, boojum's, and akatchoom's. I haven't really done much biking since I was in junior high, and this was the farthest I have ever cycled in a single day (my previous unicycling record was about 17.5 miles, and my previous biking record was less than 10). boojum was an enormous help in figuring out how to be safe and confident on the road.

Also, I finally busted out my grandmother's old knitting needles and started working on a hat. So far I'm just doing a test swatch. My stitches are still pretty irregular owing to being about two decades out of practice. But I got a lot of help and good advice from boojum and akatchoom today (in both the knitting technique and color choosing departments), so I think it's going to work out. My previous knitting projects (all done when I was very young--perhaps 10-12 years old?) rarely resulted in completed garments, so I'm going to keep things simple and try to actually get the hat finished before I start experimenting too heavily. But once my fingers get their coordination back, I'm anxious to try remembering some of the more advanced techniques I tried as a kid (like intarsia and cable knitting).

It's been a very fun day.

(By the way, the intarsia link contains my current favorite word: boustrophedonically.)
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