That Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran is sooooo friggin’ soft and wonderful to knit with!
It’s my swatch for Trellis from Knitty! I knit this swatch yesterday during the (embarrassing) South Carolina-Alabama game. I think my nephew would look stunning in this sweater. One Christmas gift down, 3,893,283 to go. I cast on for it this afternoon and just love the pattern!
Also, you may remember my minisweater? “Oh yeah! Weren’t you going to post pics of it?” Well, yes I was but I’m not 100% happy with it. So I’m going to shorten it. Yeah. Then I’ll be happy with it and it will be blog-pic worthy.
So no more knitting rut! Yay! I love having a million projects going at once. Helps keep the doldrums at bay.
Love it! The new iPhoto rocks and it will allow me to create even more cool galleries! I know you’re waiting with bated breath. Sidenote: I thought it was “baited breath” but according to dictionary.com:
The word baited is sometimes incorrectly substituted for the etymologically correct but unfamiliar word bated (“abated; suspended”) in the expression bated breath.
So that’s your English lesson for the day. I like my blog to be not only entertaining but also educational!
In other news, Geoff and I took his parents to the airport this morning as they left for a vacation that would make anyone envious. They’re flying to Amsterdam and then taking a two week river cruise to Budapest. I tried to fit into their luggage but to no avail. I know they’ll have a great time (even without me there).
It pains me to say this (literally) but the running isn’t going so well. Remember Geoff and I went running Monday night and my legs were hurting? Well, they have continued to hurt since then. So I didn’t run at all until tonight. Geoff and I went on a run/walk through the neighborhood and when I started running, OUCH! Legs STILL hurting. I tried to persevere and ran for 8 minutes straight (.67 miles) but my legs were really hurting. It doesn’t feel like shin splints; it’s more of a muscular pain in my calves. So I’ve decided no running for at least a week. I’m going to do other things this week (go to the gym, ride my bike, walk) and see what I feel like in a week. Hopefully I’ll be “back up and running” (pun intended) in no time. Thanks for all of the support in my comments and the supportive emails! They mean a lot to me and keep me going!
Ok, guess I better sign off… it’s 9:30 and I still haven’t eaten dinner!