Sunday, January 31, 2016

A Little Bit of Knitting

Finished up the Baby Surprise with attached I-cord edging. This photo was taken under artificial light so the colors are off just a little bit. I still need to search out the right buttons for this little jacket. 

Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock - Everlasting Gobstopper
Every baby, boy or girl, needs a soft friend for snuggles. So, with the remnants of the sweater yarn and other sock yarn/fingering yarn I had about the house I made a Knubbelchen:

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Catching Up - A Photo Essay

October 11th - Playing on the fat bike at Hartley Park after a trail race on one of the warmest days of the year.
Finished Wild Duluth 50K - my only ultra of 2015.
I ran this on minimal training and spent a lot of time visiting with volunteers and Hams
Tomten Jacket - knit for friends expecting their first child 
My "granddog" made an announcement
Crewed and paced Ron at a the Ozark100 mile.
In between driving to aid stations I got to hang out with Adam's wonderful crew.
Annual trip to Boulder Lake to go tree hunting
Baby booties to go along with a blanket for another friend who was expecting
Black ice + steep downhill + darkness + fat bike = sudden, and unprepared for, meeting with the ground.
A month later the scabs are finally gone and my knee cap is no longer tender to touch.
Checking out a dam on the St. Louis River during a long run
Socks for Sam! Hawk Ridge color way (Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock Yarn)
Merry Christmas from the Piedmont Trails!
Post-ride on fresh snow at Mission Creek
9th Annual Barely Organized New Years Day Run (we even had press coverage!)
Post-run potluck
One sock done!
How I custom knit socks
January 3rd - view from the newest section of the Duluth Traverse Trail overlooking Lake Superior and the Harbor
Start of the Tuscobia 150(160) bike race in Rice Lake, WI

The bathroom renovation continues with the removal of the old tub/shower unit
 and some interior walls and installation of a new tub
Ready to use! (note: this is our only bathroom so things need to be done in steps that allow for ongoing use)
Knitting Origami, otherwise known as the Baby Surprise Jacket
Fold A to A and B to B...
.... and seam the shoulders. I added a bit of applied I-cord after this photo was taken.
Once buttons have been sewn on it will be ready for the newest addition to our family. 
My fascination with lichen continues