Saturday, September 21, 2013

Spring, Bikes and, yes, knitting!

It's Spring, and Mr P and I are on our way to becoming serious bike commuters, as the family car is being used for other purposes by the mister.
Here is the new bike, a Dutch cargo bike, called a Yuba Boda Boda, modelled on the African workshorse bikes which are a staple mode of transport for Africans I am told.  Rather an elegant lady bike, don't you think.
We are just getting to know the bike and Mr P is yet to get his cushion, which I will promptly yarn bomb, inspired by this photo here.
I love bikes! I used to ride everyday when I was a kid, and then moved from Sydney to Melbourne (1200kms) by bicycle. I then took my bike to India with the intention of riding around the south tip, only to find it was a very dangerous plan (crazy scary road behaviour and being run into deep ditches because apparently I was invisible).  I abandoned my bike in a sleep village to continue on bus and trains!

I am embarrassed to say I am still knitting my Hitch, though almost there!

Yarning along with Ginny who is knitting with one of my favourite yarns, Osprey by Quince and Co.  I am itching to knit with that yarn again soon! Can't you tell I just want this jumper/sweater off the needles, though it is sure to be gorgeous to wear once done!!

And the book is from the library, a crochet book to help me devise my yarn bomb for the bike!

It occurs to me we need to name the bike! I like "Nelly" but I guess Mr. P will have other suggestions...

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