Monday, March 03, 2008

Stones That Throw and Feet That Run

In May, I'm going to be travelling with my friend S___ to Vienna for a wedding, and there are a couple of side trips planned. S__ will be running the Prague Marathon, so I thought that I should strap on some shoes and run, too. Not the full marathon, of course--that would be stupid. Not only have I never run more than a couple of miles at once, but I can't think of anything I'd rather do less than run for five hours. Instead, I'm training for the 4.2K family mini-marathon. It's a lot less running, with the same guarantee of unlimited free Czech beer at the after-party. Anyway, I've been running regularly for two months now, and I'm in week 6 of the Couch to 5K program. It's going pretty well (not counting the soreness), so I've decided to try the St. Pat's Dash.

Part of any good training program involves preparatory knitting, and this is no exception. It could be a little warm for a hat, but I knit one anyway:

St. Pat's Hat

The St. Pat's dash has a costume contest, and this is pretty much as far as I'm willing to go. This is the Jacques Cousteau Hat, knit in the Duet Sock Yarn (colorway: Leprechaun) that I failed to knit into Jaywalkers last year. I love the decreases on this hat, and I love the colors in the yarn. I started this on Feb. 22, and finished it over the weekend--it went very quickly.

I had a request for a photo of the Octopus with a household object, so that the size is easier to gauge. The Octopus isn't very big . . .


. . . but he sure is thirsty!


Lola and Ava said...

That is such a cool hat! I love the spirals on the top.

Cactusneedles said...

Love, love, love that hat! And the octopus is great!