One Down, Two and Three-Quarters to Go

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?

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  1. David Says:


    Not on the bike this year because I missed the meeting where they called for volunteers to drive the trucks. Guess who got volunteered? :-)

    I plan to participate again next year, but not as an organizer. I just wanna ride.

  2. ABQ woman Says:


  3. David Says:


    Thanks for the huzzahs. I really, really adore your dogs. I’m a sucker for anything with a wet nose. (Well, almost.)

    The gear truck is a 15′ rent-a-truck that about 200 cyclists are going to toss their gear into so that I can have it waiting for them in New Braunfels the first night and Austin the second. We’re going to be finishing near Zilker, so I’ll keep my eyes peeled for a skull-vested woman.

  4. Lisa in NJ Says:

    The Austin Bonsai Society is having its show and sale at Zilker…maybe you’ll see my sister there, wearing her skull vest.

    Enjoy your gear truck (what’s a gear truck?)! Huzzahs for finishing the 1st repeat of the Saxon Braid!

  5. David Says:

    Oh yes, I know Lysistrata well. We had to read a bunch of Greek classics at Reed. Very funny stuff.

  6. Sheryl Says:

    They are showing an adaption of Lysistrata on Sunday.

    I don’t know if their version is worth a damn, but the original is a hysterical play. If you haven’t read it, it’s about a sex strike to stop a war. :-)


    Have Fun,