Posted in Blog, knit, run on February 20, 2008|
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I’m very sorry for the big break in blogging, but I am a sickie. I’ve been sleeping for three days straight and I’m finally getting bored of it, so that must mean I’m getting better. :) Ugh, I don’t remember the last time I was this sick. I usually pride myself on not getting sick often – Ugh. Fever, night sweats, horrible sore throat, green mucus that has gotten lower and lower into my chest as the days progress – meaning coughs with more and more OOMPH! ::ouchie:: Joe has been taking wonderful care of me, doping me up real good and bringing me soup and tea. What a guy.
Enough of that gross-ness. I’ve been working on a new project:
Pattern: Koolhaas Hat by Jared Flood
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Tweed, dark red
Needles: US 8, two circular needles (instead of dpns)
I did make an eensy mistake and made the ribbed band at the bottom all twisted rib instead of plain. Also, I didn’t have a size down in needles for the band, so it’s all the same size stitch. Sorry Jared. I always feel a little guilty when I change someone else’s design, like, who am I? Sheesh! More so when I really like the design/designer, which I do very much in this case.
Other than that, it’s going swimmingly. The cables that are EVERYWHERE become very commonplace and I hardly notice them anymore. At first I was. Concentrating. Very. Hard. On. Every. Stitch. But then it got easier.
In other yarn news, this came in the mail last week (I know, bad blogger! I always tell you guys stuff late):
I’ve never worked with hemp before, and I must admit I was slightly surprised at how teeny tiny the tiny hemp yarn is. And it’s like knitting with wire, there is no give whatsoever. Oy. I was wanting to use the cone to knit up Thermal from Knitty, but I fear it is too small. We’ll see, some extensive swatching is in order. Ugh, I hate swatching.
No running outside last week. We got bombarded. See how high the snow is against the street sign?
But I have managed to keep up (until this week, damnit!) with all my marathon training runs. Ask me again why I decided to train in the middle of winter in alaska when I knew it would almost all be inside a gym on a 14 lap/mile track? At least I’ve got a good running buddy. We’re supposed to do 8 miles this weekend, but that ain’t gonna happen. Any advice on getting back on the horse?
Cold weather may have been the culprit in me being sick, but below freezing temps for days does make pretty pretty icicles:
If I don’t cough up a lung, I’ll see you soon.
Eat. KNIT. RUN. BLOG.
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