Oh man, it’s raining!

Living in Florida, rain is usually all too common, especially during the summer.  For the past several years, however, we’ve been dealing with drought.  So I really should be very happy that it is raining today.  I should be.  Except that I put off running yesterday so I could run today with my running partners.  *sigh*  Also slated for today was cleaning up of the backyard, which has been destroyed by dogs.  Yeah, not happening today.  I’m pouting.  But still happy, because we do, after all, desperately need this rain!!  LOL

I’ve not been spending much time listening to podcasts recently.  I did go through a time where I was listening to some on a regular basis, but life just got so busy, something had to give!  But as I’m typing up this blog post, I’m listening to my friend Natalie’s podcast.  She is Barknknit on Ravelry, which was actually how I met her – kind of funny, since we live in the same area, one might think we would have met in person first!  :)  Anyway, give her a listen if you get a chance!  Plus in this podcast, she’s featuring another friend’s yarn club, so heads up all you Mean Girls!  ;)

Running

As mentioned in the first paragraph, I had planned on a run today.  This rain looks to be socked in pretty well, so I don’t think it will be happening.  IF it stops, the plan is to drive up to a local park.  We park outside the park, run to this lovely little workout spot, which is 2 miles.  We work out, doing sit ups, pull ups, push ups – a basic core strength workout like that.  Then we run the 2 miles back to the car!  So…  if we get a break in the rain (rather unlikely from the looks of it), it will be a 4 mile run today!  LOL

Knitting

I’ve got a design mulling in the back of my brain for a new sock pattern that I’m excited about.  I’m working with a friend who is a dyer – she is going to be sending me some test yarn with the colorway that I have in mind for the new pattern.  I’m really looking forward to it!!  :D

In the meantime, I’m just focused on working on the sock yarn blanket.  I love the little fishies, but the extreme downside there is that all those little fishies have to be put together!  LOL  I’m going to knit up a bunch of blue fishies & still put them together – either for a wall hanging or maybe just a little lap blanket type of thing.  :)  I can just tell already that I’m not going to have the patience to put together literally hundreds of these little guys all at once.

So I started the “traditional” sock yarn blanket on Sunday.  It’s actually going much faster than I had expected.  And I am just SO happy with how it is going!!  Here’s what I had done by Tuesday…

And…  OMG…  today is April 3rd!  It’s finally the day for the Mean Girls Club signups!  w00t!  It’s good that it’s raining, then, right?!  That means I’ll be here to haunt the site so I can be sure to get my spot, right?!  he he he

Today’s Ravelry Search

I’m not sure if I’ve done this search before or not…  I really should go back & organize all my searches so I don’t duplicate them.  LOL  Anyway, here are some of today’s results!  Oh – and don’t forget, the pictures are all linked back to the pattern page on Ravelry so you can quickly & easily favorite, queue, download or purchase anything you like!  ;)

* Oooh, very pretty socks!

* Oooh, very pretty socks!

* Cute idea for a dishcloth or maybe an afghan square!  ;)

* Cute idea for a dishcloth or maybe an afghan square! ;)

* Cute!  These could be appliqued on to a blanket...

* Cute! These could be appliqued on to a blanket...

This is from a magazine - not sure if its easily found, but would totally be worth the search because this?  Gorgeous!!

This is from a magazine - not sure if it's easily found, but would totally be worth the search because this? Gorgeous!!

Oooh, this is SO nice!  :)

Oooh, this is SO nice! :)

CUTE!  Funky, but very, very cute!

CUTE! Funky, but very, very cute!

* Gotta love anything named Purple Rain!

* Gotta love anything named 'Purple Rain'!

* I know Ive featured this pattern before, but I just LOVE it so much, I must share it again!!  :)

* I know I've featured this pattern before, but I just LOVE it so much, I must share it again!! :)

VERY cute!  :D

VERY cute! :D

VERY cute!  :D

Oh wow. I love this crocheted version with the sun!! It is adorable.

* OMG!  Serious LOVE.

* OMG! Serious LOVE.

* Free pattern.

Happy Friday, all!

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About H3Dakota

Runner. Knitter. Geek. Vegetarian. Dog Lover.
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One Response to Oh man, it’s raining!

  1. peony67 says:

    Oh, Florida rains… you love them and hate them at the same time…

    Blankie looks very promising… Now If I just except the fact that I am never going to knit up all my sock yarn (especially the scraps)…
    As usual, cool selection of patterns!

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