Yesterday I was taking a leisurely bike ride through downtown San Antonio. There’s been a lot of new investment in the area in recent years, and Houston street in particular is really shaping up nicely. I was pedalling around there enjoying the almost chilly air when I stopped at a red light and a Cadillac pulled up next to me.
A lady on the passenger side rolled down her window and asked me if I knew where the Alamo was. Ah, tourists. It’s a funny thing about being on a bicycle – people feel that it’s okay to ask you for directions. Or maybe I just look very accessible. Either way, I started to explain how to get there when the light we were at changed. I looked back and saw that there were a couple more cars behind the Cadillac, and they didn’t have room to get around it. So I stopped giving directions and said “Never mind, just follow me” and sprinted up the road. About 30 seconds and two turns later I deposited the tourists at the edge of Alamo Plaza. My scout leaders would have been proud.
When I got home, I put in a Sopranos DVD and picked up the Sooper Seekrit Projekt again. This project has restored my faith in cables. I always get really confused with the cables on the Aran, particularly the Windblown Cables because they’re asymmetrical. I have to have the pattern right in front of me the whole time I’m working on them. But this project has a much simpler pattern that I can do without having the instructions in front of me. It’s not mindless knitting, but it’s pretty darn close.