The multi-use trails through the park, as well as the Superior Hiking Trail, had already seen some use by the time I got there - hikers, dog walkers, and fat bikers (multi-use trails only).
|Superior Hiking Trail - can you find the blue blaze?|
The oddest encounter was a couple of fat bikers that saw me, stopped in the trail completely obstructing it, and waited for me to pass. I ended up heading off trail into the woods while the female biker admonished her male partner for not moving off trail. Slightly irritating and amusing at the same time!
The sun was shining and snow was falling at the same time. There was little wind and temps were hovering around 20F. Winter running doesn't get much better then this! With a few more inches of snow the trails will actually become less technical (today's snow fall was just enough to obscure small obstacles and icy patches) and even more fun to run on!
I didn't quite make my stretch goal on finishing the Tomten Jacket I am knitting. Once that deadline passed I slowed down a bit, then had a bunch of travel (I was driving and attending a conference = less knitting time) which slowed me down even more. I have picked up the pace again, and am working on finishing touches. Instead of a zipper I have decided on buttons for this sweater. I am using applied i-cord to finish off the front of the jacket. By knitting two "rows" and leaving gaps between the 1st and 2nd i-cord I will create buttonholes. The buttons are handmade by Incomparable Buttons, are handmade, ceramic and machine washable. For this sweater I settled on their ladybug beetle design as I think it will go well with the yarn I used.
Next up: a lace baby blanket