Sunday, April 6, 2008

We've got snow!

Well, yes OK, it may not be a huge amount of snow but down here in the South East of England it is quite a rare event and even more so in April! This photo was taken when I started updating my blog and the one below just as I finished.

I got my run out of the way much earlier and it was soon over as it was just an 8 miler 'cos it's the London Marathon next weekend. I won't be doing much running or knitting ahead of the big event as I need all my strength. I've been getting bad twinges across my neck and shoulders from knitting and crochet and I asked Mary Massage Lady to concentrate on that when I went for my pre-marathon massage the other day. She also had a good old poke around in my right hamstring and ITB -OUCH is all you need to know!!!

Here's the latest on my jumper. I'm 1/2 way through the second repeat of the circle motif and I find it really absorbing. I expect there may be a few ripping moments when I get to the steeks but I'll worry about that when I get there.

This next week will no doubt include some more publicity and media events. I just wish at least one of the photos of me could make me look OK! What the heck - it's all great publicity for the Alzheimer's Research Trust. I just wonder what on earth the weather will be like this year though - it was baking hot last year and knitting was really difficult with sweaty hands.

I just had to add this photo from this evening. I just looked out the bedroom window to check on the horses and the sun was shedding a glorious pink glow everywhere. That's Kizzy trying to munch the grass through the snow, bless!


Marina said...

Wow! That came up fast! I seem to have lost a whole month. Hope the weather will be perfect, this year.

Just like your Autumn Rose. Have you decided about the neckline?

Susie Hewer said...

Thanks Marina. I need the weather to be cool but dry - if it's hot I'll get sweaty, if it rains then my wool will get soggy!

I'm thinking I'll leave the neckline as in the pattern but use smaller needles to pull it in a bit as several people have commented that it slips off their shoulders.

Tina - omme i London aka teeweewonders said...

Yup - I was excited about the snow too, even though it made it rather difficult to take outdoor photos of my knitting, initially. :)
Good luck with the marathon. I must try to enrol this year. I won't run it, but will walk it for defo.
As for your beautiful knit... I'm in awe!

Susie Hewer said...

Thanks Tina, the more virtual goodwill the better!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Your jumper is beautiful.