Monday, November 28, 2011

Do You Decorate Your Bike For The Holidays?

I know it might be a little bit cheesy, but when my boss gave me these little Christmas decorations, I couldn't resist adding them to the Pashley basket.

Though, with just two little decorations and a bit of garland, it still seems a bit sparse. I've got the Bobbin theme, just need the Sprocket!

Friday, November 25, 2011

My 35th Black Friday

Today is my 35th Black Friday. What better way to spend it than out and about on bikes! I loaded up on chocolate donuts for breakfast, we got the derailleur (kinda) working on the trike and headed to the Greenbelt.

Practiced some Panda shots. I still haven't quite got the hang of it.

But I'm getting better!

Or not. Let's try this standing still.

There we go! Obviously I need more practice. ;)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Quiet Week

Took a short ride out to Boone Lake Wednesday afternoon. It's the lowest I ever seen it right now. Where the Fuji is at in this picture is usually about 4 feet deep.

There's a little playground there. The ground under the swings is so dished out from kids scraping their feet when they swing that I can't even touch the ground.

If only I could have found a way to carry this pretty piece of driftwood home!

The mittens are coming along. Slowly!

Tesla has taken to riding the Fuji.

Talula, Gno and Oliver are curious about bikes, but not enough to really give it a try.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Catching up!

You would think that with modern convinces like smart phones and such and increased free time since I'm only working one job now I would be able to post regularly. Yeah, no such luck!

Quick recap of things going on here:

I went to SAFF (Southeast Animal Fiber Festival) and was very proud of myself. I did NOT bring home another fleece to spin! Didn't even look at them. I did get some lovely corriedale wool that will become a sweater for The Husband, and some yarn to knit me these:

(Not my actual pair, but I bought the same colors)

And I bought a big handwoven in Ghana basket to hang from the rear rack on either bike. Here it is on the Fuji:

I also knit a snake for my 3 year old niece who had to undergo surgery to remove a brain tumor.

So far so good on her recovery. And she loves her snake. :)

I discovered that a knitting needle dropped just right into a kitteh's fur can look like it went right through the kitteh:

And Tesla still enjoys hanging out on the Pashley.