Wednesday, April 25, 2012


It seems like the longer I'm gone from the blog, the harder it is to get back to it. Over the last few weeks I haven't been knitting all that much because I was training for my first triathlon in five years. The race was on April 15, and I put in a pretty respectable performance: I placed 7th out of 15 participants in my group. I would have like to have placed a little higher, but in the end I'm just happy I wasn't last. One thing I liked about this race was that it was a Personal Record for me at more than 8 minutes faster than I completed it last time. But the best thing was the nametag my 8 year-old niece made for me. It was all her own idea - she wanted to make sure the race people knew who I was.

In knitting news, I've been making slow, but sure, progress on the Cameo Mittens. This is my first real attempt at Fair Isle knitting and I think it's coming out alright. They don't look great right now, but I think they'll improve after they're washed and blocked. It's looking like a few of my floats are a little short, but I hope a good, long soak will improve them some. I only have a few more rounds to go before I start the decreases which will close them up. After that, I can do the thumbs and call them done. Even though I haven't been writing, I have taken a few photos, so I hope you'll enjoy them. Until next time, Friends.