Friday, July 29, 2005
I finished my second Celtic Cap today. This one is for my BF. He actually went with me to my LYS to pick out the yarn and decided on this pattern. So it's truly his hat. I'm modeling it in the pictures to the right. The only thing that bothers me about this pattern in this guage is that it's shorter than I would like it. If I make it again I think I will add in a cable repeat somewhere. Anyway, I am jazzed on cables and knots now. I really want to incorporate some into my next project.
I went to kung fu and tai chi last night. In tai chi we learned some more of the seven mountain spirits form ( I have to write that down in my diary today) and did some application drills. I was paired with V and I think we went a little over board for tai chi because I have bruises on my hips. I was feeling really feisty in Kung Fu and was disappointed that we didn't do our 2 person combat drill. We did a ton of push ups (130) which I really struggled with because yesterday I worked my upper body with weights until muscle exhaustion. So my muscles were really trashed for class.
We did do some eagle claw which was cool. I hope we keep up with that. During forms I was focusing on trying to do the backwards spinning sweep that comes after the kicking sequence. I am having a hard time with it. It's my weak leg and my wonky side for sweeps. So I started seriously doing pistols today. Of course I am having to use chairs to help me, but I think I might be able to do it pretty soon by myself. :)