I have dipped a toe into crochet. It is fun! So far I have madde two coasters and a small basket (that currently holds some USB drives). I am in the middle of a scarf. The scarf uses a puff stitch and has a really pleasing texture/feel. It has been a lot of fun to get back to making usefu physical objects.

The sad side of the above is that crochet seems to have enflamed my old enemy: tennis elbow...or something like it. I have had problems with it in the past and it can be difficult to overcome. For now, as a means of continuing with this fun hobby, I am setting a timer that goes off every 15 minutes (while I am working) and I work for 15 minutes and then take a break for 15 minutes. It seems to be helping a little bit. I am also stretching more regularly and hope that that will help.

The weather has been mostly fair here (though a little breezy) and I hope to get back to hiking near Indian Rock Camp with my daughter. The eexercise and time out of doors always seems to help most health things I pick up (outside of the knee problems I developed last summer in Bryce canyon).

I have been working on making a map for the Indian Rock Camp trail area. It will have markers for all of our personal spots of significance and other useful tidbits. That project is moving slower than the crochet due to ongoing computer programs with my Dell system (I am typing this from a PineBook Pro). If it sleeps the keyboard does not work when it resumes. As such, it is difficult to use as a laptop. I have been unable to debug it to the point of a fix.

I am also in the proofreading phase of a standard ebooks production I am working on. It is quite good so far: The Oak Openings; Or, the Bee Hunter by James Fenimore Cooper.