-this pattern is cool and simple but time consuming
-I need to learn to bind off much more loosely (I could have pulled the blanket more square but for that)
-I wish a knitting store would offer a class in the best way to weave in ends.
I did not get a picture of the finished afghan (FAIL) though I'm hoping to get a photo of it with the baby in about a month. We'll see. I still need to send them care instructions - though pretty much it's a wool blanket.
On Sunday I ran a 10k. I hadn't really trained for it at all, womanplus had sent an email a few weeks ago - "come run with me". I decided that I had been running five miles at a time and wanted to move up into six miles that weekend anyway, so why not?
CONS: wet cold feet that were numb until mile two, getting the start time wrong so I was up 30 minutes too soon, a windy day, and specifically a nasty headwind for the last 1/2 mile
PROS: running into friends I hadn't expected to see, the best run t-shirts I have seen in a long time, a chance to get a definite measure of where I am at right now.
I finished in 1:07:05, which is 10:48 a mile. (There was a rumor after the race that they had mis-measured the 10k course and we had actually run 6.4 miles, but there's no way to know that for sure.) Not bad, especially given that I hadn't really trained for this at all, but I want to get faster for my next half.