Sunday, July 20, 2008

New experiences

As the summer winds down, so does the time available to try new things. Archer is going to language camp for the next two weeks here on my campus -- Spanish next week, and French the week after that. Both the kids now have hand-me-down two-wheelers with training wheels, thanks to Freecycle, and they are working hard to master them.

I'll be trying something next in three weeks -- Fair Isle knitting, also known as stranded colorwork. This is the kind of knitting that produces beautiful, colorful small-scale designs like those associated with Norwegian sweaters. I'm starting out small, with these super-popular fingerless mittens.

What are you doing this summer that you've never done before?

2 comments:

Timothy said...

I've been trying only to buy/eat locally and I've been venturing into making some of my cupboard standards myself with only the freshest, local ingredients: salsa, pasta sauce, pastries. Next I'm going to try my hand at baking bread.

Eric Grubbs said...

What are you doing this summer that you've never done before?

Saying my book is done. For real this time.