Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Autumn Asters

As promised, here is a photo of my Autumn Asters cardigan, I'm still working on the shawl collar. I ordered the Highland Chunky from Elann and started running out of some colours after starting the body when the sleeves were done. I expected that and started substituting. I'm so glad I did, I will have little yarn left over and still a great looking sweater. I'll show you the body next week, stay tuned.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Nissan 5k

This past weekend I was in the Nissan 5k race down in the distillery district in Toronto. I've been training since March to get my running back up to par as I did take quite an unwanted break this past winter. Well, for the second race I've ever entered, it was quite exciting to run and pass people at the same time. Pictured is the bib I wore, time 28:04 min, I was 4th out of 12 women in my age group and 69th out of 237 women. I'm rather pleased and although I didn't get a medal, I got the free t-shirt and had fun hearing my name over loud speaker when I crossed the finish line. Now, as you can see, this is what has been keeping me so busy besides my designing. Next week I promise to show photos of a cardigan I've been working on. I've recently discovered Michelle Rose-Orne and am working on her Autumn Asters.