It’s a cherry day

Running

Dude, seriously? When a runner as slow as I am these days is keeping pace with you driving that big ole SUV on the road next to me, yer *driving too slow*.  Either hang up the f’g cell phone or pull over to the side of the road!!  Do NOT drive for an entire block at 5 MPH.   It was a sight that I admittedly have not seen before – a driver so incapable of talking on the cell phone and driving at the same time that he had to slow down to a crawl.

I snuck in a short run yesterday before leaving to spend the day with my IRL BFF.  The run was good!  Still slow as molasses, but I just kept my little mantra going in my head:  “A drag-ass slower than molasses run is still better than sitting on the couch”.  It does help.  LOL

Kept it to only 2 miles since I was going to be late.  Going to head out for another run this morning shortly, though I’m not sure how far I’m going today.  I need to start getting back in to the habit of long run Sunday, of course.  Though I need to get back up to a solid 25 miles a week before I do that, I’m thinking.  We shall see.  :)

Knitting

I actually haven’t accomplished a whole lot in this area this past week.  I try to add one more square to the sock yarn blanket every day.  I haven’t even finished the 3rd row, though I am very close! I’m thinking it’s going to take something like 40-50 rows to be the length I want.  Yep, this project is going to be a very, very long ongoing one!!  :D

Today, however, I am swatching the new pattern ideas & casting on with the gorgeous new yarn.  I am SO excited about it!!!

In my full day yesterday with the IRL BFF, our first stop was to a LYS that I haven’t been to before.  It’s not a new shop by any means, but new to me.  It was a complete treat!  The owner carries all sorts of utterly gorgeous yarns, PLUS fiber for spinning (which isn’t as common to see).

My own LYS relies more on the steadfast yarns – yarns that have more of an acrylic blend…  and cotton.  She has the widest variety of cottons and they are almost all just gorgeous!!  Yet another LYS has a nice selection, but the pressure to buy is a bit heavy there. I’m not comfortable when a salesperson follows every move I make, commenting on everything I touch or look at.  I prefer to be left alone, meandering through the yarns, needles & hooks.  :D

I found one skein of a gorgeous red sock yarn – it’s not enough for 2 socks by itself, so will use it with some solid black for socks for the youngest manlet.  I also got some utterly wonderful laceweight – it’s 100% merino wool in a royal blue.  Soft with stunning color – I’m looking forward to knitting something up with it!  :)  Most amazing of all was the price – only $14 for 1460 yards!!

This & That

So I woke up with this song stuck in my head…

… which is quite appropriate, actually.  In our travels yesterday, I picked up a new coffee flavor, Black Cherry.  It will be a nice segue to my latest addiction, Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper.  I prefer the Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper normally, but it’s getting more difficult to find lately.  Anyway, I seem to have cherry stuck in my head today!  LOL

Also in our travels yesterday, we saw TWO movies.  We both love movies, what can I say?  LOL  First we saw Obsessed. I gotta say – I really, really had fun with this one!  We laughed through the movie & were still laughing after we each got home via Facebook.  The audience was a perfect blend of race – I think I enjoyed the outbursts from some of the members more than the movie itself.  The lady sitting next to me was from the islands, had a wonderful accent.  She & I kept a bit of dialog going through the movie about the stupidity of the leading male’s character & how typical some of his actions were.  There were quite a few outbursts while Beyoncé was kicking some serious psycho girl butt – including a hearty burst of applause from my IRL BFF that spawned a whole bunch more.  It was like watching a movie at home with the family – but with a really big family.  ROFL!

We also saw State of Play, which was a completely different atmosphere, of course.  But the movie was excellent, even if it was a bit of a shock to see Russell Crowe look that out of shape.  :)

Today’s Ravelry Search

Naturally, what else could I search for today?!  he he he  As always, anything you like, click the picture to take you straight to the pattern page on Ravelry.  ;)  Enjoy!

This is REALLY cute!

This is REALLY cute!

* How can you not love a pattern named after a Ben & Jerrys ice cream flavor!?  ;)

* How can you not love a pattern named after a Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor!? ;)

*  Cute!!  One could really have fun with these!  :)

* Cute!! One could really have fun with these! :)

* Yum!!  A cherry pie without all the calories!  ;)

* Yum!! A cherry pie without all the calories! ;)

Wow, what a stunning shawl!  Well worth digging up the back issue of Interweave Knits (Spring 2002)!

Wow, what a stunning shawl! Well worth digging up the back issue of Interweave Knits (Spring 2002)!

* What an adorable hat for a baby girl!  :)

* What an adorable hat for a baby girl! :)

Oooh, this is such a pretty shawl!!

Oooh, this is such a pretty shawl!!

Adorable.  Just adorable!  :)

Adorable. Just adorable! :)

This top is seriously cute.  :)

This top is seriously cute. :)

Crochet socks!  Yes, you CAN crochet socks.  Ive got 2 pair myself!  ;)

Crochet socks! Yes, you CAN crochet socks. I've got 2 pair myself! ;)

I adore almost everything designed by Carolyn Christmas.  How can you not?!  :)

I adore almost everything designed by Carolyn Christmas. How can you not?! :)

Why yes, I *have* featured this pattern before.  And most likely will again - I *LOVE* it!  :D

Why yes, I *have* featured this pattern before. And most likely will again - I *LOVE* it! :D

* Free pattern

Happy Sunday, all!

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About H3Dakota

Runner. Knitter. Geek. Vegetarian. Dog Lover.
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8 Responses to It’s a cherry day

  1. sagaciouspines says:

    I got a “Run, Forrest, run!” comment from a driver yesterday afternoon. It’s been awhile since I got one of those. I keep reminding myself that those type of drivers are the 1% that make the 99% of drivers look bad. Multitasking with cellphones/blackberries while driving probably drive the rolling hazard percentage up to 25%.

    Oh, there’s an interesting article in the St. Petersburg Times today entitled, “Exercise is good, but too much can lead to injury.” My eyes had to slow down from article skimming when I encountered it.

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    • H3Dakota says:

      Oh wow, I haven’t gotten one of those comments in awhile, either! Not that I’m a fan of them, of course. LOL!

      Oooh, yeah? Cool – must go look that article up, then. :) Of course, it isn’t actually news to me, I sorta already knew that. *smirk*

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      • sagaciouspines says:

        For some reason I love the quote in the article “…now the half-marathon — 13.1 miles — has become the fastest growing road race distance in popularity.” :-)

        Here’s the link. http://tampabay.com/news/health/article994987.ece

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      • H3Dakota says:

        Awesome – thanks for the link!! It was a great read, actually. I cannot imagine having my knee replaced & still seriously considering another triathlon afterward. Though, being hooked on running, maybe I can… LOL!

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  2. love the pie!
    maybe the driver was going so slow cos he was checking you out?

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    • H3Dakota says:

      Isn’t the pie cute?! LOL

      HA! Nope, he was definitely talking on his cell phone. Nice thought, though! ;)

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  3. Kit says:

    I always say “It doesn’t matter how fast I go, as long as I keep moving”. Of course, I haven’t run for a long while. I should get back into it.

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