Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Whittling Away

After the joys of Ostatki (the last party weekend before Lent) I've been having a quiet week. It's especially nice enjoying the snowy vista from the balcony but it's starting to warm up and with sleet and rain this evening it'll only last a couple more days.
I've been using the indoors time for whittling practice - making a small carved dog for my wife. It is always good to work with a knife in hand and brush up on your skills. One of the biggest changes I notice is how I develop different and better grips on the handle and blade which make it a lot more agile and more controllable.