We went to a real coffee place where they make pretty designs on the lattes (and use chocolate, which was a surprise!)
After I took a picture of the coffee, I turned the camera on myself, trying to get a shot of my new shirt. My friend, who is an artist, took the picture for me - see how nicely she got the trees in the background? I guarantee you, had the roles been reversed, the trees would have been "growing" out of her head, lol!
This was taken at least 15 minutes after we finished running, but I still have that nice red face going on...quite lovely, no?
So my new shirt. One thing I noticed last weekend? Austin has stores. CUTE stores. So funny, I like living in a smallish area and not having to deal with traffic (holy moly, the traffic in Austin!!!), but I do miss having awesome stores nearby. Anyway, after the expo, we were driving to find the parking area for the race (figured it would be good to see it in the daylight first) and passed by this nice area - I was all "oooh, Title Nine! oooh, Anthropologie! oooh, Whole Foods!" - you get the picture. Small town girl in the big city, lol. So after we found the parking garage, Jeff asked me if I wanted to head back to those stores. How fast do you think I said yes??? He grabbed a comfy chair while I went to town in Title Nine. It was great to see things in person instead of a catalog or the internet. I ended up buying a merino wool running shirt that was expensive but I loved it and felt super cute in it, which fits my criteria for clothing...I'm trying to only buy things that I adore, instead of settling for something because it's a bargain.
Speaking of running outfits, here's outfit #3 for my 10 week challenge:
Again with multiple layers. Long-sleeved YMX shirt (snagged for $25 when they had a 3-day "try me" sale!), purple jacket, Brooks nightlife vest since it was going to be dark, cloudy and possibly rainy, Lucy tights, shorts...I am getting tired of having to wear so many layers, but it looks like tomorrow will be another cold morning, so count on seeing more of the same next week.
My helper...always nearby, always ready.
Too early on Saturday morning! You can definitely see me with that vest on, which is the point.
My Sit and Knit diet is going well. I'm developing a bit of a callus on my index finger, which is good as the pointy ends of the needles kinda hurt! I had most of a cute red cherry washcloth knitted, but apparently got caught up in a TV show and messed up the pattern, so I had to unravel it. Sigh. I really have to pay attention when I'm knitting more than a scarf! Speaking of scarves, Henry has been verrrry attracted to the pink one I'm currently knitting:
He loves to bat at the yarn as I knit...I finally made him his own ball of yarn, which, naturally, he wasn't interested in. Cats!!!
Finished project - my first baby washcloth!!!
Finally, here's a couple of cute egg chicks I made, as part of a challenge from Oh! Nuts. They offered to send me a bag of Jordan almonds, my color choice, and see what I came up with for either a recipe or a craft. Well, I can't imagine what you could actually "cook" with Jordan almonds, but I thought they would be cute in an Easter basket, so I went with that:
lavender almonds, and found this little purple basket to hold them. Then I knitted the two egg chicks using this free pattern. I surprised myself by being able to make these! The only issue I ran into is that I made the first one to cover a Cadbury creme egg. Except that I didn't have one on hand (I know, can you believe I don't keep a steady supply in the house?), so I made it to fit a real egg. Only later did I discover that Cadbury eggs are now smaller than they used to be! By then I'd bought
I have 3.5 miles on the running schedule tomorrow, and a field trip with the running club to Luke's Locker in the Woodlands on Sunday. Fun times! Have a great weekend.