knit: startitis .. and crochet too

Oy.. The startitis. I don’t have pictures of all the damage, but the progress meter [photopress:suedekippah29apr.jpg,thumb,alignright](currently on the left) is probably pretty accurate. I’ve started quite a few things since my last paper was turned in. You’ll get the full review of Simple Crochet by Erica Knight tomorrow, but I wish I had seen this years ago. This is what I *knew* crochet could do. And it inspired me to purchase some 2mm black suede cording at the bead store and start to crochet a kippah for my husband. Crochet (knit) kippot have more political/hashkafah connotations than I would like, and he only wishes to wear a black suede kippah, so perhaps now I’ll be able to give him something *I* made that he’ll actually wear. Sadly I ran out of ‘yarn’ before I was done. I elected not to go to the bead store today so I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to finish. Is anyone else interested in things such as this?

What else.. When I spoke to mum this past week she was distraught as she had lost [photopress:mumwasha29apr.jpg,thumb,alignleft]the washcloth I made her. I think she’s actually been using it because she mentioned it almost every time I spoke to her. Which makes me think she hates it. Anyway, she requested a new one and as I doubt I’ll finish her [photopress:mumwashb29apr.jpg,thumb,alignright]lace for mother’s day, I need something to give her.. Shown are both sides as I have no idea which one she’ll use. I started off with some pattern from a pattern book, then got bored and have been making it up. Poor mum.. she always gets my bizarre creations. I hope I can finish the shawl for her.

Other things in progress are a jute inbox (in knit/crochet) for me and my sock is slowly making progress. I also leave you with some staged shots of some more yarn …

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Lastly, tonight I went running for the first time in (uhm.. er.. almost 10 years). Those of you who knew me in high school may be shocked by that revelation. I did some running on and off over the years but I recently realized I need to be more dedicated and that biking doesn’t do it for me and my heart should thank me later for taking care of it now. I convinced E to ride his bike with me tonight. I am embarrassed to say it took me waay too many minutes to run 3K. I’ll try to justify it by I was running at night, with glasses, make that bifocals [i wore contacts throughout high school], on terrain I didn’t really know [the grass along the bike path on ocean parkway], and with more cars (and traffic lights) than I am used to. I used to run a 5K in that amount of time. I once ran a 3K in half that time (indoors to boot). [I was never fast.] *SIGH*. So for all of you who have been intimidated by me, thinking I was in shape. HAH! No. Some of you (I know you read this site) have run marathons. I have only dreamed of that. My farthest race was a 10k. The only thing going for me is that I still don’t drive. ;) Guess it’s time to renew my subscription to Runner’s World. I actually let it go a few years ago since I was getting too depressed. My goals are thus: I will run the same distance for the next two weeks on Sun, Tue, Thu. I will bike (indoors) for 20 minutes and do a weight work out on the alternate days. I will do crunches every day. After two weeks I will add another kilometer and another 10 minutes to the bike. I will get back in shape. My goal is a fall cross country 5k+ on a sunday. I’m not aware of any, so I’ll have to do some research. I’m toying with getting a heart monitor as I honestly care more about that than time or distance covered. Does anyone have one and have recommendations?

(this post has been edited for clarification.. in theory. 10:08p)

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  1. I have the most basic Polar heart monitor you can get and it has worked well for me. Not fancy, but it did the job. :)

    I’ve been trying to return to running as well, but this week I got attacked by allergies and I haven’t figured out how to get around them yet. :(

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