Thursday, January 18, 2007

I'm Way Behind

Cody and I started back to karate class this evening, so my whole schedule has been thrown off. I should be in bed by now, but I've just finished today's KAL rows:

This is going to be a cabled dishcloth, and I don't really like it that much. I don't think cables look right when done in cotton. They don't hold their shape right. The purpose may have been to get newer knitters to at least try cables, but I don't really think this is a good way to do that. Not only do they not look right, but cables are kind of difficult to do in such a non-stretchy yarn. I've been doing cables for years, and I'm having trouble with these. I'm afraid that this may actually turn someone off to them.

It was good to be back in karate, but I did miss just being home. I ran through all my kata after class, and hadn't forgotten them, except for sunsu, which I didn't know all that well to begin with. I'm suffering from a tremendous lack of motivation these days. I've heard that this is not all that uncommon after a big event, such as shodan testing. There's such a build up, then sort of a let down when it's all over. I'm hoping that now I'm back in it, my motivation will pick up.

BTW, James is soooo busted! He hasn't been coming to class either. He comes to the dojo and parks his van there, but doesn't come inside. Well, sensei ran into James' mom in the store yesterday and she asked sensei how James was doing in class. Sensei told me that he'd thought they were just giving him a little freedom, but when she said that, he realized that they expected him to be in class. When James got there tonight, Sensei told him that he'd have to either start coming back to class or tell his parents the truth. He'll be back in class Tuesday.

Looks like this is tomato week.


John Vesia said...

I tend to forget the more advanced kata - especially the weapons. Seisan I'll probably remember forever.

Getting that shodan really is anti-climactic in a way, I can attest for that. You can call it "Black Belt Blues". Getting Sunsu down should remedy that!

[Mat] said...

"I'm hoping that now I'm back in it, my motivation will pick up."

I'm hoping for you too.

Black belt blues. Lot of people quit at black belt. How is it going with your sensei?

It's been a while since I asked.

Vas-y et ne l√Ęche pas!


[Mat] said...

Ant btw, nice sketches!

Tomato is my favorite food. Hands down.



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