Friday, February 13, 2009

February Stuff

Ok. So I decided to get into shape this week. Actually, I've been gearing myself up to it for awhile, but today was the day I finally started. I went to Mountain High and got some shoes, Salomon XA Pro something or other running shoes with Gortex cuz it's wet out. And I bought some sweatpants that are soo terribly comfortable I'll have a hard time wearing anything else! LOL!So this afternoon I went to Morgan Middle School and walked a bit around the track. Briskly walked, actually. Then I ran half a lap, walked half a lap three times and then walked home. It took all of 20 minutes and I realized that my leg muscles have nooooo idea what running is all about! So. I'm hoping to be able to slowly build up to real running and not just this stop and start thing.

Knitting items of note:

I finally broke down and bought the yarn to make the Klaralund. I've been wanting to make this sweater for about 2 years, but couldn't justify spending that much on yarn (Noro Silk Garden is not extraordinarily expensive, but there's not a heck of a lot of yardage per skein.) I had tried a couple of times to knit it with my handspun, but never had enough of anything. I finished this on Wednesday and wore it Thursday and thoroughly adore it. I'm so glad I knit this!!!!

Pattern: Klaralund from Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton Hand Knitting Collection Book Two
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden in 245
Needles: Size 8
Joy Factor: Yipee!!!

I am now working on a pretty green wrap for the shop. And a pair of socks that I'm certain will be the death of me! I love the pattern, but it is seriously taking forever to knit!!!!

Also, I've joined Facebook and have been hanging out there a bit lately. And I've started playing Guild Wars. Talk about a time suck!!! It's way fun though. My character is named Cludda the Deathles and is a Ranger/Elementalist. Right now she's a level 15. It's taking forever to level now. Grrrrr.....