I'm still working on my first sleeve for Coraline. It's not going terribly fast, but it is going. I think I have a tighter row gauge (and my yarn doesn't grow when blocked) than the pattern calls for. This means I have to keep going round and round and round. Fortunately, it is pretty mindless knitting and works well for public knitting. It just doesn't make the most interesting blog pictures (or posts for that matter). I'm going to have to take a look at the pattern and compare the pattern gauge to my own gauge because if I'm really off on row gauge, I might have problems with the yoke section. Usually if you're getting stitch gauge you'll be fine because row gauge is less crucial (particularly if the design just says to "knit for X inches." I think in this design, row gauge is going to be just as important. On the other hand, I wanted to use my handspun for this, so I may have to make some adjustments.
In running news, I have a little bit to share. First of all, it got hot again - 81 degrees and 85% humidity at 6:00 AM (before the sun is up), so I was definitely slimy when I finished - I live such a glamorous life. But the news is that I went 3.14 miles total! I've never gone that far before and the important thing about this is that a 5K is 3.1 miles. The 3.14 miles I did this morning does include warm up and cool down distance, so I'm not yet running the total distance, but I ran most of it and survived to tell about it. Little victories are even more fun when you're easily amused like I am!
Labels: Cardigans, Running