I have fallen asleep twice already. Dog tired. I had decided that I would put up a "too tired to post" post. I was going to tell you that I went for a run this afternoon and when I headed out I had a plan to run my five mile route which starts out as very gently rolling for the first mile (really a slight incline the whole first mile, the incline that you barely notice in a car, but can feel when running it), then for the next mile and a quarter it is incline. Up, up, up then a thirty yard plateau and a left turn up another 3/4 mile incline, down hill for half a mile then a gentle roll to home. The thing is, when I got to the top of the first part of the hill, I was pretty sure I DID NOT want to run the next, steeper hill. So I took a right instead which would take me on a rolling course that is always hillier than I remember, but is rolling, and while the hills are good, they aren't as steep as that one 3/4 mile hill of the other route. To tell the truth, I think it is all in my head that it is easier, as the route I took is hard. That route would have been about 5 1/4 miles. At about the 4 1/4 mile mark I saw something that strikes fear in the heart of all runners and postal carriers. A loose dog. Now, some would have run up to it and taken the chance, and probably in most cases it is a friendly dog that might put up a little chase and be done with it, but I am not the runner that takes that chance. There was nothing for it but to turn back. While there was a detour to the return route (that has a nice big hill on it. Great.), it still turned into a 7 1/4 mile run. My longest in years. I.Am.Tired. The up side to the whole deal? I think that half marathon I always dream of running is doable. I finished standing and could have run farther. Okay, it would have been really hard, but I see that training for longer runs is something I can do.
That was going to be my post. Look what I did, got up early today, so tired, talk to you on Tuesday. Then Cheryl sent the pics she took of me in my "what color is it anyway?" sweater. I had to share, just wait until you see. And I know that you are waiting, if you are not one of the people that saw me in the sweater this weekend.
Pattern: Baby Cables and Big Ones, Too. Design by Suvi S. Available as a Ravelry download.
Yarn: Jo Sharp Silkroad DK in Beanshoot
Needles: size 5
Cast On: September 9, 2008
Bound Off: October 13, 2008
That's one week for the body, four weeks for the first sleeve and two days for the second. Right.
I love this sweater. It fits great, is comfortable and these photos show how it looked after two days of wear. There was a little bit of relaxing, we will see what washing does to it over time.
I made one modification to the pattern, instead of a garter stitch border at the bottom, I knit a garter ridge and a turned hem. I just thought that was more my style and I'm happy with it.
Didn't Cheryl make me look good? Imagine what she could do with a real model and a staff, including a stylist and make up people. Maybe I'll hire those, too. A few more pics on the Raverly page, it was so hard choosing which ones to use! Oh, and there will be a contest winner or two, by way of a drawing. I really am too tired to get that together right now.
Seventy-two to go. I just don't look that good in real life. Thanks, Cheryl. Can I give you a retainer to be available everytime I finish a sweater? Even though I know you are laughing your ass off thinking they look like high school senior portraits!