Day or two late, but it is all good.
A few years ago I decided to get into macrame and all things string, yarn, and rope. As I got into it, I discovered that I couldn't always find the kind of string or rope that I wanted for a given project. So, I looked into making my own. Turns out that I am really good at braiding. Kumihimo and marudai. My barstool marudai has been one of my best friends these past few. If you have a project that requires rope, I am the guy to talk to. I will tell you what to buy, or I will make it myself.
What is my pride this past month?
I have made what I consider to be my perfect rope. It is kermantle, meaning core with a covering like paracord. I braided the core, which and can hold at least 200 lbs (e.g. my fat ass); and the covering is anything I want that is nice and soft. I've been playing with kernmantle on-n-off for a bit and I have finally nailed my perfect blend. The core is strong, has tooth for less slippage with the covering, and is pliable like a mofo. The diameter is approx 8mm for thicker outside yarns and around 6mm for thinner yarns. I really love the 8mm variety because it is very photogenic. So, the rope that fills me with pride is strong on the inside, soft and whatever else I want on the outside, has very little slippage between the two, and is photogenic. I can't ask for more, and it makes my giggly thinking about it.
I am very proud of my braidings. I could talk your ear off for hours on end about these things.
Now, on to Arthurio with a little thread mixing.
Arthurio has managed something that I can only dream of. I can do electro-mechanical and I can do software and algorithms. However, I have a very difficult time marring the two. Arthurio has managed it in spades. Absolute kudos to you, dude! And totally solo to boot. Major kudos! Any place at all in such a situation is a win in my eyes.
What have you accomplished in this past month that you take pride in?