I wish it was mine

Last night was SnB at de Jaren.  W. showed up with this most beautiful of finished objects:

She has other photos here.  She took this photo, which shows it off beautifully, but what you don’t get in a photo is how soft and luscious it feels.  If you knit a blanket of it you’d want to curl up in it and never come out.  It’s just a lovely piece of knitting and gives me more inspiration to continue with my lace project.

I spent a lot of time last night talking with N. about brioche knitting.  I was busy on a brioche swatch, two colors, in the round.  She gave me a lot of tips and encouragement.   She’s such a nice person and generous in sharing her knowledge and experience.   Plus she’s just plain fun.  It’s really a fun group, these SnB’ers, and I’m so glad I finally joined!

In other news….

Yes, I’m still jogging and working up to the Dam to Dam in September.  I’m up to 6km, but not all of it running.  I’m running 4 and walking 2 in between.  And I’m down to 2 days a week.  This is due to my tendency to get shin splints.  Two days a week seems to work best for me at this point and allows my legs time to rest between runs.  I’m hoping to get up to 3 times a week in another month.  I’m sticking to a running schema that will get me up to running 5km consistently in another 3 weeks, then I pick up the 10km schema which should get me there in 10 weeks.  I think if I can run 10km consistently, 3 times a week, I will the proudest person I know.  To some who run all the time it doesn’t sound like much, but to me it will be a major achievement.  If nothing else this jogging crusade is teaching me patience and perseverance.

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