I finished the first repeat of the Saxon Braid pattern on the back of the Aran last night while waiting with friends to see The Matrix Reloaded. It occurs to me that if I were a true knitting ninja, I could have used a really long circular needle and picked up the front and back simultaneously, kind of in the way some folks knit two socks at once on their circs. The advantage would have been the same one you get when doing socks; no need to count rows between the two sides. They would automatically have the same number of rows and be the same length (at least in theory).
For those of you who are curious, the second Matrix movie was fun. It reminded me a lot of the poetry of Alexander Pope: technically perfect and very fluid, but with all the philosophical sophistication of a four-year old.
Okay, that’s not being very fair to four-year olds. But you understand my point.
This weekend is the ADA Tour de Cure from San Antonio to Austin. I’m not riding my bike this year, but I do have the distinct honor of driving the gear truck. Hopefully I will get in a *lot* of knitting and some violin practice.
Anyone know if there’s anything going on in Austin on Sunday?