I followed in Claudia's footsteps and got a cruiser bike. It's a Trek 7.2 FX. It's a really fun bike to ride--very bouncy and easy, not like my other bike, which is stiff but fleet.
And see the pack on the side? It fits a bag of groceries. Or, as it did this morning on my ride to the CVS, the post office and work:
--lunch + a freezer pack
--a change of clothes
--a towel and shower stuff
--a pair of sandals
--mail and other sundries.
The bag weighed a surprising amount (lunch was heavy)and I thought I would be lopsided bicycling, but I didn't notice the weight at all once I was on the bike.
And the pharmacist at the CVS thought it was "so cool!" that I rode my bike there. It's no longer dorky, folks. Now it's cool. (At least amongst 40-something women.)
I've been trying to figure out a way to have my car at work when I need it. For instance, I'm going to leave my bike at work overnight tonight ('cause the hubby and I have Red Sox tickets and he'll be driving), then drive in tomorrow. I will need my car at work tomorrow, but I'll bike home and leave my car at work tomorrow night. The only possible hitch in this plan is that I may need to be at work at some ungodly hour of the morning on Wednesday--like, so ungodly it may not even be light enough to bike (5 am-ish). In which case I'm counting on my husband to be willing to get up and give me a ride.
I may need to rethink this plan.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Thursday, July 03, 2008
I know! I’m in shock too! I have missed you guys. It’s been so long since I’ve blogged, I’m not even going to try to describe all the projects I’ve worked on since my last entry. Besides, I think I’ve completed, like, two of them (a sewn knapsack and a still-unblocked Swallowtail Shawl). But here’s the list of unfinished projects:
three sweaters—-Arisaig (Knitty 05), Bianca (Interweave Knits 06) and Gathered Pullover (IK 07)
one knitted knapsack (from some knitted bag book, prob. IK)
one scarf (see below)
one sock (Hedera from Knitty 06), intended as a Christmas ‘07 gift, now repurposed as a Christmas '08 gift.
While a goal for the rest of the year is to finish the projects in front of me (and to go back to a single-focus regime of one-project-at-a-time), I have sort of gotten into a scarf kick.
I’m really digging the idea of scarves as accessories (thank you, Maryse). Little skinny lacy scarves that knit up quickly and are light enough to be worn indoors and out. I’m finishing the Melon Shawl—shrunk to scarf size—from Victorian Lace Today right now, and when it’s done I intend to make a couple more scarves. Like socks, they’re small and light enough to be knit in the summer, when you can’t stand the thought of having a sweater in your lap. They’re fun to knit and boy, do they knit up quickly.
Then when the cool weather comes, I’ll focus on finishing up the sweaters that are littering my house. Then onto new projects!
Happy 4th, everyone! I am going to try to get back to a regular blogging schedule after the 4th. We’ll have some breathing time at work and it’ll be easier for me to blog.