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:
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?
Eat. KNIT. RUN. BLOG.