Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Knitting by the sea

I do know how to find an excellent place to knit. This is from the porch of the house my running group stayed in last weekend in York Beach. Unfortunately, the picture showing the bay to the left disappeared, which actually shows the beach and the town, but you get the idea.
The weekend was great. I had quite a few hours to knit and I set a new PR for the half marathon. Not an impressive time, but it's nice to keep chipping away. It was also nice the run an all women's (plus one lucky guy!) race. It was very walker friendly and I don't know why, but I was surprised to see many women out there in full makeup.
We are interesting creatures, we females.

Meanwhile, it's back to the grind for a few more days...and then on to more traveling this weekend.

31 of 42 inches done until I start the end lace charts...

Friday, September 19, 2008

Juno Progress

After a week of many hours of knitting, I am at 26 inches of 42. More than half done, but if I'm going to finish this for the October 18th, I'm going to have to knit more than 2 rows a night. Despite the project fatigue (when can I cast on for something small like a hat or a dishcloth?) I love the way it's coming out.

I'm leaving for York, Maine after work to run a women's half marathon on Sunday. My running group is renting a house by the beach and staying all weekend. This will be my first all women's race (excepting the one lucky guy who is chosen via raffle to run) and I think it will be nice to be close to the middle of the pack for once.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Nova Scotia

I've been busy knitting from these fabulous locations on Morris Island in Nova Scotia...

...actual progress to be shown another time.
Gorgeous, no?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Pay It Forward

I signed up under Nichole for this, oh ya know, like weeks ago :) I've seen it floating around the knitting blogs but never managed to catch a post before it had the requisite 3 people who already commented.

Pay It Forward is based on the movie with Helen Hunt and Kevin Spacey. It was a book first, written by Catherine Ryan Hyde. With all of the things happening these days, random acts of kindness are a good thing.
What is the PIF exchange all about? The knitty gritty is… I’ll send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange! I don’t know what that gift will be yet ... and you may not until 2009… but you will receive it within 365 days, that’s a promise! It may be knit, it may be beaded, it may be painted...I'm not 100% sure just yet, but it will be handmade and just for you!
The only thing you have to do in return is then ‘pay it forward’ by promising to do the same on your own blog.
So... do I have 3 people who want to play and receive a handmade item from me?