Friday, September 19, 2008

Fall Chicago knitting Class

This past weekend I was back in Chicago for some business, pleasure and knitting. The picture below is of the wonderful completed hats and there makers from the last time I was in town. I am so impressed with these ladies. The one on the left learned how to knit that night. She mastered two color knitting, knitting in the round and handling DPN's. I left them with a bigger project this time. They are working on Norwegian Mittens. They all started out great. I have a couple things completed, just need to get batteries and take some pictures. The cool nights are great for knitting, but the warm days are keeping me on my bike.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Biking Weekend

My goal this weekend was to be on the bikes as much as possible. I did get in over 60 miles over the weekend. Friday night is was a cruise around my parents and the Castle Rock lake area, checking out the tourists and weekenders. Sat was only a cruise around town to the farmer's market for tomatoes and rummage sales. Sunday I was out to Elroy for the wonderful Biking along the rail to trails system, biked from Elroy to Camp Douglas and back. Monday I ventured from home to some new roads to the west and north and back. I did finish the sleeves to my chunky cardigan, all I need to do is sew it together and finish the collar, it is resting while I am trying something new with EZ's mitten design and Aran patterns. The first picture below is the trail hub for the Elroy Sparta trails, what nice situation to have fairly close to home. I had to get the bike rack, but now I am to lazy to use it. Good thing the new car is roomy inside, I don't even have to take the front tire off!!