Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Crash n Burn

No pictures today, and really not much to update. I didn't get much done yesterday as it was just one of those days.

So the skirt isn't finished, the Silver Creek Gansey has maybe an inch or two longer sleeve, the Shoalwater Shawl is up to the 53rd row and I did get two more rows done on the Landscape Shawl (getting close on that one!)

Tonight is the Shoalwater Shawl KAL night. It's more of a "check in", as we've found the pattern a little difficult to work in a group setting. However, I like the idea of the accountability once a week. It keeps me working on the shawl, and having decided to do it in the lace weight (and it is so totally worth it) I need all the help I can get to stay focused!

In the continuing cycling life of our household, Matt ordered a Time Trial helmet yesterday. At this point the only thing left for him to take time out of his time trial time is to ride faster. He does not do well with time trials. A combination of size and personality. Time trials are all about riding as hard as you can... the goal is to work to that point where you feel like you're going to just about throw up, then keep that pace until the end. Sound like fun? Ya, me either. Freaks-and let me remind you that they pay for the privilege of this abuse. Don't get it. Never will. I watched a lot of guys throw up at Mt. Nebo. Why work that hard for 43rd place? I think I would rather purchase yarn. Much more fun.

However, I do get some benefits from his hobby. Pretty sweet, huh?


  1. Rosie9:17 AM

    OK, so how come I was so ready for a picture of biking butt???

    But taking the corner shot is nice too.....

    See you tonight at KAL



  3. Yes, I prefer knitting as there tends to be much less physical trauma and throwing up involved. Nice action shot of Matt!

  4. That's an awesome picture- you should have it enlarged and framed. Christmas gift, perhaps? And btw- the biking butt? NICE. :-)

    And I agree with Kristen, an activity that does not induce vomiting is more my speed.

  5. LOL, The pictures are great! Ugh on the throwing up! I love the Silver Creek Gansey. The pattern is calm somehow. Take care!

  6. Wow -- time trialing. At least you are out there on your own, and not crashing into/knocking down/riding over someone else...I was at a race where they actually ran out of ambulances, transporting the wounded criterium racers to the local hospital...not good. Hopefully Matt has not crashed! I'm with you -- knitting is much less violent. :)

  7. thanks for the comments about the photo of Matt. The guy that does the photography for Red Roses does a beautiful job, and yes, I'll be buying that one as a gift. It's one of the best I've seen of Matt.

    Debby: it's sort of a running joke here about Matt crashing. He has had great luck during the races. He's stayed up many times when he should've crashed, however he goes down in the parking lot all the time. It's actually quite funny. Part of his luck is that he stays in the front. He never drops out of the top 10 during the race (it's his finishing sprint that kills him in the crits... those big guys just simply have more power).


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