So after having been so fantastic at getting out for the past 3 weeks, building up my mileage slowly but surely, I have screwed up the past 2 days. In my defense, I really have good reasons ~ nasty lightening storms + truly foul hot temps + migraines brought on by not enough sleep. It’s probably just as well, I really did need to take a break. I know better than to push too hard too fast – and I was pushing it a wee bit. I’ll do better this week, I swear!!
Today’s entry in ‘The Runner’s Book of Daily Inspiration’ talks about running on the beach. How fantastic it is to run on the beach, running in bare feet. Yes, that is true. As long as you are running on beaches that aren’t too populated! My beaches are usually packed. I attempted running on the beach a couple years ago ~ I normally run at 5am or so. Not such a good idea to run on the beach at that time of the day – I tripped over one too many beach toys left in the sand that could not be seen in the dark! Probably a very good thing that I was not running barefoot that day. LOL
So I finished up the youngest manlet’s GD Rib socks. They turned out terrific, I’m really pleased with them! They knit up SO fast, too. :) I called them GD Rib because the first sock was started on the day before the Green Day concert & finished the day of the concert. The second sock was done within two days of the concert. Plus the colors are perfect. LOL My picture sucks, but at least the colors are just about right here – you can’t see the ribbing too well. Ah well!
OTN now is a scarf/stole. It’s a rather wide scarf that I’ll be able to use as a scarf or a stole, I think. Blocking will tell me for sure, but it definitely looks wide enough to act in either capacity. The patttern is just lovely, it’s the Milky Way Scarf. Even better is the stunning yarn I am using, the latest installment of the Mean Girls Club. I can’t post pictures of it yet – though being a “mean girl”, I should totally break the rules & do it anyway. he he he
Indecision & burning ideas
So when I first got this gorgeous yarn, I waffled SO much on what it was going to become. I cast on & frogged so many different ideas, it wasn’t even funny. I tried socks. Then I tried a shawl. Back to socks. Then a scarf. And I finally found this pattern. SO frustrating!! All the while I was struggling with THAT, I was also battling the urge to move, move, MOVE on the latest ideas burning my brain for new sock patterns.
I’m dyeing the yarn for the first pattern. I need one more skein, I ran out of sock yarn base. The plan for these new patterns is to include instructions on how to dye your own sock yarn to get just the right colors. This new set of patterns are definitely dependent upon the colors of the sock yarns. :) I don’t want anyone left struggling to find the right yarn, so I really want to provide dyeing instructions with the patterns. I’m also focusing on using just Kool-Aid and/or Wilton’s for the dyes – that way, just about anyone will be able to create the colorway they need. Not everyone can get access to/afford acid dyes – not everyone wants to use them – not everyone has the time or the knowledge to use them! It’s a challenge, trying to get just the right shades with Kool-Aid, but so far, I’ve been successful. ;)
I haven’t felt this *need* to put together a pattern this strongly since Severus. Severus was a fever burning in my brain… and this pattern is quickly becoming the same. LOL! I’m hoping the others I have mulling around in my head will keep knocking me about – I would really love to design a whole set that “goes together”. We shall see!
Today’s Ravelry Search
Some patterns from today’s search – click the photo to go directly to the pattern page on Ravelry!
* Free pattern
Happy Sunday, all!