some things are going swimmingly. Mekko, for example:
although this is not a very becoming view. I think it will have more shape when I squeeze myself into it. I’m about 1″ into the armscye (6″ more to go), then some complicated cutting (ack! scissors and knitting usually don’t mix. but don’t fret, i’ll take a video of this process to include you all in what promises to be unparalleled drama and tension of the crafty variety), and blocking and I’ll stick a fork in it. Most likely I’ll be done by new year’s. I’m considering actually sewing a lining in it so that the dress doesn’t lose its shape, but that would require sewing skills beyond my meager repertoire.
My experiment in running sank. Boo. I actually went out Saturday morning as that was my 4 week anniversary (for not running) and I wanted to prove something to myself. What I wanted to prove, I don’t know. I can be
stubborn stupid like that. My foot ached the entire time. On the plus side, it didn’t ache more–just a dull, constant ache with every step. And then considerable achiness all afternoon and evening. Lots of ice, some naproxene and foam rolling later, I cried. I am such a baby. And promptly knit 3″ on Mekko.
It’s a good thing Christmas is this week. Otherwise I’d drown in navel-gazing. There’s enough pressure to pull off the perfect holiday (and a great birthday for a soon-to-be 18 year old), so I’m going to focus on that (or at least my version of perfect, which is a much, much lower bar). Then I’ll regroup for the new year. I want to set some reasonable running and knitting goals, and I’ve got to work on my 47 Things list. Maybe I’ll add swimming lessons to that list…