Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Sweaters and Bike Rides

I finished the Sensational Shirttail Sweater from Knitter's magazine book - Arans & Celtics. After I sewed the seams together and crocheted the bottom edge, I set up out for a final blocking. At the Chat House we use a special blocking technique known as the Bert Block.
Once the blocked item is dry Bert (occasionally Chief) announces its readiness to be warn by napping all over it.

The sweater took a bit over 9 hanks of KnitPicks Wool of the Andes bulky in Taupe. Size 10.5 needles. I started it March 1 and finished it (other than buttons) March 29.

I'm not one to take pictures of myself wearing the things I make but I had a special request to show this one so her it is. For some reason my body is sinking on one side and not the other. I think it's because of holding the camera. I hope it's cause I'm holding the camera. I have enough issues to deal with besides having half my body sliding off the face of the earth!

The other reason I'm showing a picture of myself is to bring up the MS bike ride again. Imagine this body riding 30 miles. I will be working had for any donation you give. I will sweat. I wail get leg cramps. I will end up with a migraine from the heat by the end of the ride. But, you know what? It's worth it. I can suffer through this 30 mile ride but my friend would not have been able to. Her balance and strength were shot because of the MS. Think about donating but clicking on the link to the right and I'll add your name to the list of possible prize winners. Thanks to all the people who have already donated!

Tomorrow is my blogiversary. One year. WOW! I'll save all my blog thoughts for tomorrow. Until then I'll spend the night knitting up something else for Bert to sleep on.


Keith said...

I did two MS-150s in a row, back in the nineties. (I opted for the 75 mile route both times.) You can definitely do it!

Be prepared for mucho crampo the next morning, though. Man, that second morning of riding was always brutal until about an hour into it.

Incidentally, I love how Bert looks like he stuck his nose in the cumin. :-)

Guinifer said...

Your sweater is lovely and it looks GOOD on you.

I biked the MS30 the year after my daddy died - MS, all by myself, you go gal! Dad would say thank you because MS took everything away from him and the MS sufferers deserve a weapon, some self-defense.