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Posts from April 2011

I've been knitting stuff (finishing it too!)

Look!  Finished projects!

Redhook Vest


Yarn: Briar Rose BFL dk.  I had enough minus the cast off row, so after a little rip back, I had enough. Just. 

Pattern: Redhook by Jared Flood.  Perfectly written pattern, fun to knit, great to wear.



Staked Socks



Yarn: Indigodragonfly Merino Sock in And then Buffy Staked Edward. The End (Smart Ass Knitters/World Domination Club Exclusive Colour).  I love the smoky tealy goodness.


Pattern: Staked by Glenna C (Club pattern, available soon).  My first ever complicated patterned socks. It was fun to knit, even with the miss crossed cables and slightly messed up decreases on the foot.  My feet don't notice, so I don't care.  I might venture into more complicated socks again!




I finished this a long time ago, but wanted to show it off because it's my current favourite scarf to wear and it was great fun to knit.


Yarn: Sanguine Gryphon Bugga in Longhorned Beetle (leftover from my Swedish Heartwarmer Shawl) and Baruffa Bollicina Cashmere Silk from super old stash.

Pattern: Clockwork by Stephen West.  Deceptively simple to knit.  I love garter stitch squooshiness.

Running Update: Who Have I Become?!

I know I haven't been the most prolific blogger lately, and I'm sure I haven't talked about running in months.  So it's time for an update.

I'm still running.  And I like it.  A lot.

I ran all winter, increasing my distance per run and distance per month.  I'm getting stronger and faster.  I feel fantastic and I even get a bit cagey when I don't get a chance to run for a few days.  I almost *need* to go--I call it running away from home (So far, I always come back).  I ran in the cold and the snow and the bleh, but I still don't run in the rain (I hate cold and rainy, it chills me to the bones and I just don't do it).

I even signed up to run the Sporting Life 10km run May 1.  My first race with a number and a chip to time me and the chance to completely make an ass of myself amongst a crowd of 15,000 other runners.  I'm terrified and excited all at the same time.

Though really, I know I'll be fine.  When I started running way back whenever, I couldn't even run for 2 minutes straight.  Then I was up to 5km.  Now I can run 10km in under an hour consistently and am running between 25 and 30km a week.  

Who have I become?!

I dunno, but I rather like her.

I'll let you know how the race goes. 


Stage Door Cardigan is Done!

Actually I finished it a few weeks ago, have worn it lots and have been too busy to come over here and tell people about it.  Work and life are conspiring to make me too busy to do much at the end of the day (so don't tell anyone I'm taking a little break at work to post this...ssssshhhh).

This sweater is fantastic.


Great yarn.  50/50 Merino Silk dk from Indigodragonfly.  Fabulous colourway entitled Edward Discovers that Woodchippers Make Excellent Juicers.



Great pattern- Stage Door Cardigan.  One piece body.  Beefy neckline in a nifty lacey pattern. 3/4 sleeves (which I lengthened a bit).

Stage door close up  

A little bit of winter, a little bit of spring wear.  Nice.  Way to go Glenna C.