3.05 miles. 30.22. avg pace 9:57 and, drum roll please….fastest pace: 8:34! I’m thinking it was the last few steps, but I’ll take it.
In addition to Janathon, I’m a “winter warrior” with my LRS–you get points for each time you attend one of the scheduled runs, and bonus points where there are seminars, etc. So far I have 10 points because I’ve only been around for 2 runs. I’ll remedy that though, over the next few weeks. Because I’m nothing if not a sucker for points and prizes.
Starting today, I thought I’d include the daily stats for my January knitting project:
Meet “Runner.” Runner is my own design, and it will be a top-down raglan running top. It’s a hand-painted fingering weight merino wool (Koigu KPPPM) in navy, and I’ve got some chartreuse that I’ll use as accents on the pockets and hems. I’m using size 5 needles to give this garment some stretch and drape. It will have a half-zip neckline, although I’ll probably use snaps, or nothing at all.
I’ve knit up almost two complete skeins, so about 320 yards total, and I just figured out that my knitting gauge and the design gauge are slightly off, so I’m going to have to TINK (knit in reverse, or un-knit) and add some stitches. Oh well. That’s the price of custom handknits. For my non-knitting readers, there’s a lot of math involved with knitting, and the differential between 5.5 stitches = 1 inch and 5.75 stitches = 1 inch is ENORMOUS! And means that the sweater won’t fit. And I’ll be damned if I spend over $200 in yarn and over 40 hours to make something that won’t fit. So I’ll TINK. I’m just glad I figured this out now and not when I’m on the sleeves (which are done up last).
You see, I love the way running tops fit–they’re close fitting, but not tight. They’ve got long sleeves and long bodies, which means a lot to me with my 5’11’ frame. So I used the dimensions of one of my favorite tops and am trying to mimic it into a sweater, that I actually do plan on running in. My goal is to debut it at Surf City. I can’t think of anything better than to finish my HM, pull on my handknit cozy merino wool top (and no, i’m not being sarcastic, i honestly feel that way), and crack myself open a nice IPA.
Today’s miles: 3.05
Janathon total miles: 8.23
Today’s knitting: approx. 12 yards
Today’s unknitting: approx. 20 yards
Total Janathon knitting: approx. 320 yards
Yardage to go: 1180