Monday, August 10, 2009

Bits and Bobs

As I was telling the owner of a LYS here in Montreal today, I really try to stick to a particular narrative flow when I write for the blog. I try not to let too much "routine" stuff creep in, even though it's not only a knitting blog, but also an outlet for the stuff that's going on in my life. I'm coming up on my 2-year blogaversary this week, and I'm just so thankful that I'm able to share this experience with you, my readers. I really enjoy it, and I hope you do too :)

Sadly, today's post doesn't have much in ways of narrative flow, I'm afraid (hah!). But there ARE a few things I wanted to catch you up on, things that are worthy of mention. The first of which is my proudly showing off my talented husband's latest finished kite:


Phil used a birthday card my cousin Jessica gave me this year as the template for the design, and I've got to say, it's one of his most spectacular kites yet. He tends to stick to large (I know, this IS large) flow-form designs (that'd be kites without spars [or sticks]) for you newbies...), but I really love it when he does this sort of detailed appliqué work. Apparently he was the talk of the kite festival last weekend with this beauty. Way to go Phil!

A number of you have been asking me how my training regimen for the marathon has been going. It's been going very well, I think. It's a bit difficult to stay motivated, despite my success and my weight loss and all that. It's just... really tempting to stay on the couch and knit, you know? Especially when it's really hot and muggy outside, like today!

before the run...

After the run :)

I'll end this post with some yarn pron. I visited a LYS today on my lunch break because I needed some dpns to work the sleeves for Amelia, and came out of there with some Rowan handknit cotton as well. What?!?! I HAD a Gift Card, Okaaaay???

I think it'll be good for a few baby and/or hat projects I've got in my Ravelry queue...

Happy Knitting Everyone!

10 comments:

Alrischa said...

When is the marathon? Hopefully the weather will be a bit cooler for you!

Sinéad said...

That kite is amazing, well done Phil! I love it! It must have taken hours to make. All that sewing...
You're doing great on the marathon training, it's hard to stick to it all the time, especially when you just want to knit! Although I must say it's agreeing with you, you look great!
I love the yellow/lemon handknit cotton, that's some yum yarn there. I may have to get me some of that. hmm.

birana said...

You a super athlete! Findind the motivation with this humidity you're good. very very.. I took the 2nd option:to stay on the couch and knit!
This kite is amazing. you both make nice "handmade" work!

Mrhide said...

Well thank you! it's been fun making it!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

GORGEOUS kite the Mister made. Wow. And the size...!? I showed it to Jamie and he was floored too! How does he store something like that?

The weather was insane. So humide I wanted to run around my A/C house neeked. (didn't, but wanted to), lol.

Sereknitty said...

Love the kite, Phil! Looks like it might be a portrait of the wife??

Sounds like our heatwave moved your direction -- we've had nothing but rain or overcast weather since. That'll teach me for whining :)

jeloca said...

Awesome kite! She looks like you...

Ali P said...

PHIL!!!! That kite is freakin' amazing dude!!!! And to think I was there the night you unfolded the big yellow fabric and thought about the kite...planning stage 1. Woweeweewaaaah

Oh yeah...you're cool to T. hee hee hee

Big Girl Feet said...

Wow that kite is amazing!!
And way to go on your training program, I can't wait tohear about the marathon!

verachou said...

That is a beautiful kite! The first thing I thought when I saw it "how sweet, he's made a Kite in Tara's image".