One of the problems with working on the same project is how boring my blog becomes.
Matt's SOA is progressing nicely. The second sleeve is already at the start of the decreases. I plan on working a bit on it today.
I didn't work on any of the other projects yesterday, but I did work a few rows on my Shoalwater (it's a lot further along than that photo)... I'm wondering if I can have it done by Maryland Sheep & Wool? Ya, me either (not even thru 2 repeats... and I need 4.5 total with the lace weight yarn).
I also spent some time getting frustrated playing Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters. Here's the deal. The thing that I always loved about the Ratchet and Clank games was the pure "Fun"ness of them. While some sections could be challenging, I never got overly frustrated with them... at least with the main story (some of the skill points could get very frustrating, but that's why they're "skill points"... and completely optional). However, the PSP controls are so hard to deal with, especially with camera issues, that it's making it very frustrating. Not being able to move the camera in certain platform sections (or fast enough when you can control it) makes the platform sections about memorization, not about game playing. You can't see what's coming, so you guess, die, and start at the beginning... over and over again. So each platform section I'm having to work it at least 10 times or more. It might just be my "newbie" status on the PSP. This is the first game I'm playing on it, and I might get more comfortable as I progress, but why oh why didn't they put in a second thumbstick so I can control the camera better?
It looks like we're finally going to have a lovely weekend. Matt's race is on Sunday this weekend, and it's a crit (meaning they ride around in circles...pedal hard, turn left, pedal hard, turn left, rinse and repeat). It's also a Cat 1/2/3 race. So he'll be with the big boys. He's done a lot of 3/4 races, but this is (I believe) his first 1/2/3. And it's a crit (not his specialty at all). So there's zero expectations on results. The hope is that he can work for Tim or Bryan and get out on some breaks. We'll see. Elite races are a lot different than the lower cat races (you see a lot more team strategy at that level).
Oh, and Stephan put up some photos from the Thursday night crit on his blog. It's hard to pick out Matt (he's so small he gets lost in the pack), but this is what he does every Thursday night.
Have a good weekend!
Keep on Knittin'!