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?