Quiet Day today

Running

So I’m all set to run tonight.  My running partner returns home today, but will be volunteering with the Kiwanis club, so I’ll be partnerless for the run.  Just as well, I suspect he wouldn’t be quite in the mood for it anyway.  LOL!  The shins are holding up rather well since I am not pushing myself too hard.  Sometimes it’s really hard to stop myself from getting out there pounding the asphalt every day, but I am determined not to let that happen again.  :)

I’ve added a few running podcasts to my iPod to keep me inspired.  I’ve also started following a  few running Podcasters & Runner’s World magazine on Twitter.  :)

This & that

My insurance agent did me a HUGE favor yesterday & recommended that I have my roof inspected.  It was for the Hurricane Loss Mitigation discounts.  Ended up saving me $500 on my homeowner’s insurance!!  w00t!  For those of you in Florida, do yourself a favor & check into this if you haven’t already!  :)

Started up a Harry Potter RAL group on Ravelry today.  We are reading through Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince before the movie comes out in July.  I’m really looking forward to it, though, of course, I’ve read the book a couple times as well as listened to it on CD 2 or 3 times.  But it is still great fun to discuss a particular chapter with others – you just never know when someone picks up on a clue that you missed!

Knitting

The yarn I’ve been waiting on for my next big secret project arrived yesterday!  Woo HOO!  Let me tell you, this stuff is *gorgeous*!!  I have the basic plan down in my head – next up, winding the yarn and knitting up a swatch.

In the meantime, I’ve knit a bit on the sock yarn blanket.  I’m still really enjoying it!  The oldest manlet has decided that he wants it for himself…  but I’m seriously thinking I might put together a crocheted sock yarn blanket for him instead.  I love this one & want to keep it!  LOL…  I’m thinking that once I get a plan hammered out for a crochet sock yarn blanket, I’ll be posting it here.  So I’m thinking, anyway.  ;)

Today’s Ravelry Search

In light of the new read-along group, here are some results from today’s search.  I actually did two searches today to find a good selection.  You’ll see the second search here.  Enjoy – and don’t forget, each picture will take you right to the pattern page!

* Reading mitts!  I love this picture, too.  :)

* Reading mitts! I love this picture, too. :)

* This is a really cute shawl & would be a nice for some TV knitting or for a beginning knitter, I think.

* This is a really cute shawl & would be a nice for some TV knitting or for a beginning knitter, I think.

Very pretty!  Cables are always so nice looking.

Very pretty! Cables are always so nice looking.

* SO cute!!  These would make awesome bookmarks.

* SO cute!! These would make awesome bookmarks.

* LOL - I know, the pic isnt of HBP, but it still works perfectly!  ;)

* LOL - I know, the pic isn't of HBP, but it still works perfectly! ;)

* No pics of finished projects, but wow!  A Dark Mark chart!

* No pics of finished projects, but wow! A Dark Mark chart!

* This guy is just fantastic!  How can you not love him?!

* This guy is just fantastic! How can you not love him?!

Ok – this designer has a whole bunch of really terrific patterns – do check her out!

* Great idea!  I love this!

* Great idea! I love this!

* House Scarf bookmarks!  Awesome!

* House Scarf bookmarks! Awesome!

* Ooooh, Dobby Style SockMark!  LOVE it!

* Ooooh, Dobby Style SockMark! LOVE it!

* Giggle - yeah, it took me a LONG time to find a project that included a shot of HBP!  And I even passed up my own project picture because Ive made this pattern, its AWESOME!

* Giggle - yeah, it took me a LONG time to find a project that included a shot of HBP! And I even passed up my own project picture because I've made this pattern, it's AWESOME!

* Free pattern

Happy Thursday, all!  :)

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Runner. Knitter. Geek. Vegetarian. Dog Lover.
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