I ran another 3 miles on Saturday – I got my feet on the street a bit later than I like to, so it was slow going. It was pretty hot out there – noon is not the best time to go for a run, especially in Florida. LOL I came home to make a restroom & water break & wanted to go back out for 2 more, but was waylaid by a very chatty neighbor. I kept telling her I needed to go, but she does tend to talk and talk and talk. I ended up going back in for a shower instead. Yesterday it rained just about all day long, so I never did get back out there again. *sigh* Today, I’m planning on another 3 miles.
One thing I did accomplish was ordering another pair of Vibrams. The ones I’ve got are just a tiny bit too small – my big toe on my right foot gets a bit sore on the end if I wear them for very long. Plus I was never keen on the color of them – I ended up with the putty color because they were the cheapest pair I could find anywhere. I’d figured to spend as little as possible since I wasn’t sure if I would like them or not. Now that I know I love them, I spent just a little bit more & got the next size up in all black. This way I can wear them during the day as I go about my normal business too. :)
ZOMG! I almost forgot! Today is the Boston Marathon! w00t! Can’t wait to watch it, I’m really psyched over it. Yes, my name is Angela and I am a running geek. Hee!
Saturday I finished knitting the first sock of the new design – YAY! I wrote up the new pattern and sent it off to my test knitter. I’m feeling a bit anxious about this one, so I hope to hear back from her sometime soon as to whether it’s good or not. I cast on the second sock to do my own test knit, but having another pair of eyes knitting from it is always best for catching the little things that I forgot or typed up wrong.
I also cast on for the next pattern. I’m thinking I might do this one with instructions for toe up AND for cuff down. I haven’t decided yet, as that will require some serious rethinking… the stitches I’ve decided on for the pattern are a bit complicated – this isn’t a pattern that is going to be easily memorized for many people. I do like to have the occasional pattern be a bit more challenging/interesting to knit. And given the character that this one is inspired by, that is entirely appropriate. ;)
My design process, whether writing code or knitting patterns, can best be described as scattered, I think. Notebooks, pieces of paper, napkins… anything with a blank surface within reach of my pencil is fair game. I jot down brief notes that make perfect sense to me and I rarely do so in any sort of logical order. It’s really just a free form” jot a thought down while I’m thinking it” sort of process. It’s not linear on the paper nor is it in any sort of order – it’s just a haphazard collection of notes turning all different directions. It’s strange, really, that I would be like that with my designing while I’m so “Monkish” in everything else. I’m the one person in the office that everyone hates – my desk is free of all papers/clutter except for maybe one notebook or printed out spec (which is usually the piece of code I’m currently working). I cannot bear to have clutter, it drives me up the wall. Yet look at my design process – it totally looks cluttered! LOL
Today’s Ravelry Search
So, Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Time to knit/crochet something for your Mom, someone who is like a Mom or something for YOU to celebrate being a Mom, whether it’s the 2 legged kind, the 4 legged kind, a goldfish or even a philodendron! ;) Remember, these are not mine – just click the picture to go to the Ravelry pattern page.
* Free pattern
Happy Monday everyone! :)