Wearing my new BCS Marathon top that my running club coaches gave me - how sweet! I love it.
Yesterday I lost 50 pounds. OK, not really, but it felt like I did. I did the last bit of work I had to do in order to close out my tenure as Organizer for our running club - the budget. Which, if you remember my distaste for all things math, should come as no surprise that I put off doing it for a month. But I finally got it done, with a minimum of flop sweat, and officially handed it in to the home office. Ahhhhhhh. Now I can just run this year. You have no idea how much I'm looking forward to not being responsible for anything club-related.
I don't know if it's his age, but Paco seems to be napping a lot nowadays. And what is cuter than a dog falling asleep? Evidence:
My favorite yarns to knit with are Madelinetosh DK and Vintage. I love the way they feel as I'm knitting, I love the beautiful hand-dyed colorways, and I love how nice my projects turn out. Trust me - I've knitted with some less-than-stellar yarn, made a duplicate project, and there was a marked difference. Madelinetosh isn't cheap, but to me, it's worth every penny because I like it so much. On that note, oftentimes I end up with leftovers after I've finished a project...and I hate to see this yarn unused, so lately I've been making things with the extra bits. Here's what I've made recently:
Earwarmers! Tart on the left, Esoteric on the right.
Previous projects from Esoteric were another earwarmer, and fingerless gloves:
Pattern is Spiced Cocoa
And previously from the Tart, a hat:
Pattern is Boardwalk
I also made another Turn a Square hat using leftovers! Although, I came down to the wire with the blue yarn - I could see I was going to run out with just a few rows remaining, so I dug through my box of, what else, leftover yarn, and found a teeny tiny ball - just enough to finish the blue stripes, whew!
Yarn is Whiskey Barrel and Baltic
Previously, I'd made another hat with Whiskey Barrel:
Pattern is Turn a Square - what can I say, I like this pattern!
And Baltic - oh how I love this color! I have several skeins and tend to hoard it, but I made this cowl:
Pattern is Cabled Feather Cowl
And now seeing all of these projects has me itching to cast on with some more Madelinetosh yarn. Unfortunately, I'm making myself finish a scarf that I've been working on for nearly a year. Guess why it's taken me so long? The yarn. Turns out I do not enjoy mohair, so I keep putting it aside. But I want it done (and I want those needles back), so I'm gutting it out.
Guess how many miles I'm going to run tomorrow? Guess guess guess! THREE! Aha, that number makes me giddy. Loving my low miles!
Have a great weekend!