Sketch #2. Line and Form.
Friday, January 3, 2014
I used the measuring principles in the first exercises to sketch my kindle cover.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
I'm just learning how to crochet. I'm going to do a granny square afghan for my first project. I'm using Lion Brand Wool Ease in three colors to match my living room. I like that I can crochet while watching TV in the evening. I have about 20 squares done and I'm not exactly sure how many I will need. I'm starting to sew the squares together now instead of leaving all the sewing for the end of the project.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
I ride about 1.6 miles to the grocery store. This is how I have outfitted my bicycle so that I can do a variety of errands without relying on a backpack (it's too hot in the summer). First I bought a wire basket for the front handlebar from Wald. This basket is detachable so you can carry it into the store or farmer's market and then pop it back on the bike. Front Basket. It works great although it does affect the steering of the bicycle it you put too much weight in it.
A quick lift of the handle and the basket comes off
Handlebar without the basket attached
I also attach a mirror to the left side of my handlebar. It attaches with velcro and is adjustable. I really like to be able to see traffic behind me. It easily detaches so I can carry it with me when I lock my bike.
I decided to buy a rear wire basket to attach to my rear rack instead of panniers. It is also a Wald basket.
Rear Bicycle Basket I secured it with plastic ties and this way I can detach it easily if I need to. This basket is really handy. For groceries, I have a cloth bag liner I can carry into the store. It holds a lot of groceries and it rides very nice even when fully loaded.
With this setup I can easily carry food for 3-4 days.
Monday, August 26, 2013
On Sunday I took public transportation from San Juan Capistrano to El Cajon. It was great fun. I didn't thick about traffic once. Everything ran smoothly and I even returned home an hour earlier than I anticipated.
Oceanside Transit Center parking
The Oceanside station is close to the beach.