Monday, 2 February 2015

Last time I was feeling this optimistic, I fell in a drain

The stress is abating.  I think I was really worried about the Winter Run, which I needn't have been really; I managed to do 10km in a record breaking 1hr 31 mins according to my GPS on my phone, and 1hr 32 according to official race statistics.  Either way, I did the damn thing, and I ran and ran and ran at the end, and pottered along at the start, and I'm really, really proud of myself.  I even got a medal.

I don't know why it's backwards.  Stupid thing.  I've already signed up for next year's, and I'm aiming for an unrealistic target of finishing within 1 hr 15 mins, so I'd better get my trainers back on.  

So that stress is over, and the essay stress is manageable - I just have to start.  The trouble is that I'm so exhausted during the week that I really can't write anything serious, then I'm so busy at the weekend that I'm too tired to write anything serious then either.  Roll on half term. 

I'm not going to go on and on about the Knit List - it is happening; slowly, but it's happening.  It still looks the same as it did a few days again, but that can't be helped.  I'm just updating you on progress so far.  
  • My Aiken, which is being made in Cascade 220, shade Peacock, which is gorgeous and lovely, and is almost done.  Almost.
  • Ringo and Elwood mittens.  One down, half of the second done.  I want to get this finished before the end of the week.  That is possible.
  • The Weather in the Streets - January to August done AND SEWN TOGETHER.  In progress.  Even though it is doing my head in, I'm trying to do a few every now and then and sewing them on.  September has 22 yellow squares to do.  *sigh*
  • I've started yet another Owlet for Lucy - it might end up without owls, we shall see.  It's going to be three shades of purple, she's chosen them herself out of stash.  I'm not quite sure they work, but it's her jumper.

The rest - silence.


  1. congratulations on the run that's quiet the achievement and any progress is progress, it's just to be enjoyed.

  2. Well done on completing the run. Can't wait to see your Aiken!

  3. Nice looking medal and well deserved! Good for you! I like the three purples together!

  4. Well done on that run, that's really impressive!

    I love the three different shades of purple, they look lovely together.

  5. I salute you for your run!!! The ship has sailed on my running days so I admire anyone who can and will run! Your daughter picked out such pretty yarns for her sweater--can't wait to see it.

  6. Congrats on your run! That is an amazing accomplishment! You should be extremely proud of yourself and your medal.
    I love the yarns your daughter picked out and you seem to be making good progress on all fronts!