I’m dating a snowboarder. Right now, he’s on a ten week sabbatical (thank you, Intel!) and his entire plan is to snowboard as much as possible. I’ve never snowboarded. Nor have I ever wanted to. I like skis. Skis let you have two free feet. Now, that’s not saying I’m good at skiing. I’m ok. Mostly I’m ok because I don’t mind falling down while skiing.
But, I’m dating a snowboarder. And I knew it was important to him that I share this interest so we can have a winter activity together to match our summer one of fishing/hiking/camping. So, for Christmas I got him a weekend up at Ski Bowl and snowboarding lessons for me. This was a dual gift since hiring somebody to teach me saved him from a lot of yelling on my end. I was excited to try it out but I was also a little worried I’d hate it. Your feet are stuck to a board!!
Luckily, I loved it! This is me after my 1.5 hour newbie lesson:
I wanted action shots since there were a few times I made it down the little bunny hill and didn’t fall! And I’m pretty sure my form was flawless. But Nick made sure not to watch me since he heard in his head all the times I’ve told him to STOP WATCHING me. I told him he couldn’t win, since I wanted him to watch me this time (as opposed to him watching me put my makeup on or cook dinner…who wants somebody watching them put makeup on??)
My instructor was pretty awesome and I only had to share him with 3 other people, 2 of whom dropped out of the lesson about halfway through so I got a bunch of good pointers. I also fell down A LOT. My left knee has a big bruise on it and my butt is still sore. I didn’t expect to be SO TIRED afterwards, but I was. And the next day? Yowza. I expected my legs to be sore but it’s my arms that are killing me, from pushing myself up to standing over and over again.
Here’s me and my Nick. I insisted that the nice stranger who took our photo include my board in the shot as proof.
After my lesson we took a break so I could sit down and then we came back out to the rope tow so we could have some sick runs (look at me with the lingo!) Nick was cute going up the rope tow with me and he was able to help me understand what I was supposed to be doing with the whole leaf move down the hill. Not that it really helped me not fall, but at least I knew what my body wasn’t doing right. I could only do 2 more runs before I was compleeetely done though.
While we drove to and from the mountain, this is what I worked on:
It is BLOWING my MIND. I’ve never done double knitting before, let alone double knitting fair isle. I’m loving this pattern and the yarn. I got the kit for Christmas so this is my first project of the new year