Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday Progress

I’ve been knitting on the shawl, and I’m about half finished.  I am at the end of the first skein, and it looks like it will take two skeins of this yarn to get the shawl to the size I want.


For those who care, if you click on the picture it is not fuzzy in the full size version.  I’m not sure what the issue is with the thumbnail version in the actual blog text.

In my quest to go through the things in my storage unit, this is the week I took the bicycle out and set it up to ride. 


It was buried under ‘stuff’. 


The bicycle itself is now good to go, but my body is not.  I can make it a very short distance before my knees let me know it is time to stop.  I’ll ride a bit every evening or so to see if I can build up to enough distance to make it worthwhile to keep the bike.  This is the second bike I’ve bought as an adult and then not ridden.  I would really like to make a go of it this time.

I have downloaded some apps to my smartphone that I’m enjoying.  Daily Art is fun, especially as Turtle Lady is an artist and there is a chance we will make it to an art museum if/when she makes it out here in January.  Maybe I can be conversant (slightly) by then.

I also downloaded Grasshopper, which is a beginners app to learn javascript (a programming language).  It is fun so far (2 days in) and gives me something to do when I am just sitting on the couch.

I’m cleaning the car and starting the packing for our trip back East to MO and MN next week.  I do a bit each day so that by the time we leave I hope to not leave anything important behind.


  1. Your knees are aching because they are saying Thank You. Believe it or not. When I was severely injured years ago a Physio Therapist showed me Starter exercises then worked me up. I'd be in pain all weekend but after the first month it was subsiding in two days, then a day, then hours until it stopped hurting all together. Don't give up the ship because of a few waves. Keep at it.
    Be Safe and Enjoy your trip.

    It's about time.

  2. Keep up the good work on the bike. Gotta give your body a chance to get used to it before you make a decision. It amazes me that anyone would find learning javascript "fun".

  3. My knee pain and trouble walking went away this summer when I quit trying to ride my bike and gave it away. Putting pressure on my knees when bent was the culprit. I now normally have no knee pain and pretty well can walk normally again. Too many stair steps brings back the trouble again, so I limit stairs and hiking up and down steeper trails. Feels good to walk normal again instead of wobbling and nearly falling a few times a day.Flat land walking can be as far as I want with out pain showing up since the bike went away.

  4. I have been thinking about purchasing a bike to get more exercise but I keep on procrastinating.

    Have a great trip back to MO and MN.

  5. Nice to hear from you again, we just got rid of our 2 bikes after not using them for a couple of years. maybe som practice will get your knees in shape.

  6. I got the JavaScript bug a couple years ago and found HTML5 Canvas. Take a look at some of the early efforts at and ../quilt2.html.
    I went on from there to drawing mosaics and tilings. Go to my journal page where I start showing my efforts in learning Geometric Design using Canvas and JavaScript. Yes, it is fun!