Wednesday, November 26, 2008

On T.O.P. of the world ma!

"T" is for tapering (that means reducing my mileage) ahead of the Hastings marathon in a couple of weeks. It will be my 5th and last marathon of this year bringing my total run, since I started marathoning 3.5 years ago, to 16 of which 12 have been run in the last 2 years. I can hardly believe that I've done it actually but I'm jolly glad I did as it's raised money for the Alzheimer's Research Trust and got some useful publicity too.

"O" is for Oregon which is progressing nicely. The Virtual Yarns wool is very different from the Jamiesons wool as it's all lovely and fluffy to start with, just as Marina had told me. I wasn't sure about some of the colours to begin with but am liking them more as it progresses. I've confirmed that I really am rather a slow knitter as I timed myself and it takes me 20 minutes to do a row. I shall never win a prize for being the fastest knitter in the West!

The yarn I need to start my lace project is still out of stock which is very annoying.

"P" is for the Press as there is going to be lots of stuff about Alzheimer's in the News over the next few days as Terry Pratchett is off to visit the PM to discuss the lack of funding for research into the disease. There will also be a press release about the scarf I knitted at the London marathon as it's about to go to auction. Hopefully it will raise some more money.


kathryn said...

Congratulations on your running - and fund raising!

Thank you for your comment on my Cowgirl vest....gd1 is 2 1/2 years old - and small for her age (although seemingly wise beyond her years!). I knitted the first size and in fact made it longer than the pattern suggested at her mum's request. It has turned out to be a favourite garment!

PS The colours of your oregon are gorgeous!

Marina said...

20 minutes per round, if you can maintain that speed for a few rounds IS fast. I'm happy if I complete my 10-12 a day, no matter how long it takes!