Tuesday, January 18, 2022

January halfway!

Oh dear, how did I reach the halfway point without a post? Shameful! I'm not going to running events at the moment as Mike is unwell, poor love, and I daren't risk bringing back Omicron. Thankfully not Covid related but we have had countless telephone conversations with the doctor and are off to hospital next week and hoping to get some useful help. I've actually cancelled all my events up until March, including my weekly yoga session, so we'll have to see how things develop. 

In the meantime I'm continuing to run every day, completing virtual marathons when possible and doing JOGLE, the reverse journey I did from Lands End to John o'Groats, so plenty to occupy me. Plus I've just started another wave of the Six Pack Revolution to keep up my aerobic fitness.
On the knitting front I've been swatching for a cardigan for Mike using Rowan Felted Tweed aran. From the comments on Ravelry there have been many mistakes/issues with the written details and the sizing so I've trawled through all the threads and made notes of things to watch out for! 

For myself, there's Ponderosa from Wool & Pine and I've chosen the most gorgeous shade of deep aqua (see the swatch below).
I may regret those choices when I've been cabling for several weeks!!!

Shelley the Superstar

Shelley, our little media babe, is at it again. I had an email from Supakit a few weeks ago asking if they could feature Shelley in their press release about the Supakit Academy. Of course we agreed because they've been so helpful in getting her used to training on a leash.

I helped write the press release with regard to Shelley and how the leash training has enriched her life - you may remember that she was destined to be an indoor cat when we adopted her. Whilst she has a happy life indoors, with plenty of space to run around/climb/play, I do like to take a 15 minute walk outside with her on the leash each day because I think the experience gives her a chance to explore new places. I've tried taking her out for longer periods but she really isn't comfortable and if she hears a car along the lane she'll dash back inside dragging me behind her!

We also had to take some photos of her on the leash so here are a few of the shots (showing off my Skog sweater too):

I'm still busy experimenting with Macrame and find it relaxing and frustrating in equal measure - the frustration is because I don't always get it right! When it goes to plan it's great fun: