I'm joining in Ginny's Yarn Along this week.
It's hard to believe but the end of August is near which is both incredibly exciting (I'm all ready for fall knitting) and a bit daunting as I was hoping to cast on more Miranda Hats this month. I have a bright, lemony yellow yarn that has been patiently waiting to be knit into a Miranda Hat so I just have to do it tonight!
It's been a little quiet over on the Miranda Hat August FOs thread in the Project: Stash Ravely Group so I thought I should remind everyone of the gorgeous prize this month as a little
nudge incentive to cast on and finish at least one more Miranda Hat. Remember, all you have to do to win this prize is post your FO on the thread and a random knitter will be chosen. Our very own Ivy has offered a stunning skein of 100% merino hand-spun as the August prize and if I were you, I'd want to try my hand at winning this beauty.
At 300 yards, this beautiful variegated skein of fingering weight is perfect for a small cowl, a pair of mitts, or a couple of beanies. So, c'mon and post those FOs by August 31!!
Now to my reading: While at the beach two weeks ago, Miranda inspired me to starting running again. I've been a runner for the past six years but stopped about a year ago and haven't had the mojo to pick it up again ... until now. Since my first run, I've managed to maintain a 10 mile per week schedule and I'm so happy to be back to my regime. Funnily enough, I read a fascinating article in The New Yorker about a man who claims to be an elite marathon runner but who may actually be cheating in his races. I love reading about marathons (I know, what a geek) and this article was a great combination of running, psychology, and sleuthing!