Praise !

"NOW THANKS BE UNTO GOD, WHICH ALWAYS CAUSETH US TO TRIUMPH IN CHRIST !"

The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear....Psalm 27 1-3
Psalm 31: 7, 8
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large room.


Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Red Set

I finished knitting the scarf last night, and was very pleased with its squishiness.
Then, the usual search for a hat pattern began. I wanted a Fisherman's Rib hat to match, but this stitch really eats up the yarn, and since there was probably less than a third of this skein left, and the hat called for a wide cuff, I knew that it wasn't going to happen.

Then, today, I dug out the old Calorimetry pattern and gave it another try. My yarn was a different weight from the sport weight I used last time, so I just took a guess on how many stitches to begin with, and it worked out just perfectly.
I started with 88 stitches, in worsted weight yarn, on size 8 needles. I think I worked until there were 28 stitches in the middle between the 2 markers.
I gave it the 'itch' test just now. I went for a short little run outside, and the set felt good. That's saying something, since it's about 27 degrees out there. But, I was warm and itch free !

That's a funny thing, by the way.......maybe it's something new for 2010,.........but I started running yesterday, just little bursts, like to the mailbox and back, and it felt GOOD !

I've never been able to enjoy running because I was so well endowed in front, if you catch my drift. But menopause has taken its toll there, thankfully, and I'm a little more well contained in my clothes now. Anyway, I ran a few times today, just out in the field behind the place here, and I love it ! The neighbors will probably be calling the loony wagon, since the neighborhood dogs all think it's a new game, and are running right along beside and around me, trying to knock me over. But, it's exhilarating !

So, this year is starting out to be different. I knew it would, but I guess I really have NO IDEA just how different. What an adventure, huh?


7 comments:

  1. You are talkin' way above my head with the knitting but glad you are having fun! (and being so productive and healthy!) Good for you :) It is an encouragement to us all!

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  2. it sounds so exciting!!! i am excited for you! and the hat and scarf looks great! you do fast work

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  3. be prepared we are meeting at wanda's friday
    we need to set up a phone call
    jo ann

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  4. Love it, and you look so cute in it too! You sure got it finished quickly:) I love to walk and do a little running too in my workouts. It really does feel good, and it helps me sleep better too.

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  5. I loved running as a young girl and teenager...til arthritis set in. That's the second thing I want to do when I get to heaven...run through a field again like I used to! You go girl!

    Love the hat and scarf and it looks awesome next to the quilt!

    Happy Belated Anniversary! You make me smile!

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  6. I love the set and YAY for being able to get out and run. I need to do that lol : )

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  7. Great job on the running start to the new year! I've enjoyed reading your blog, and just looked at your quilts on flickr. You have some beauties - I LOVE the colors you've used. Have a great day!

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