14 July 2007

Broken Record

I feel that's what I'm starting to sound like when I talk about work lately. Busy, busy, busy, busy, busy, busy. Last night was no exception, though actually quite a lot better than Wednesday night, which was brutal. Last week I started the Couch-to-5K training program, thanks to Cheryl, and had been doing fine. On Thursday, though, my left knee, which has given me intermittent trouble since an injury 16 years ago, just wasn't going to let me do it, even with a brace. I'm convinced that all the running around between disasters Wednesday night is why.

Anyway, that's enough of that. Maybe I should talk about the pretty little wetland right next to the clinic and all the foxes and deer and songbirds that we get to see because of it.

Or maybe I should have before this happened to it.


Motherfuckers. And of course, the law allows them to do that so long as they put in some mechanically aerated and heavily chemicaled pond somewhere else because, you know, water is water. If only a sinkhole would swallow them up.

Vest Swatch Update

Circumstances haven't lent themselves to getting very much knitting done lately, but progress is being made slowly on the vest swatch. You can see a bit more contrast than I had expected with the second color combination, but I still think it's a little more subtle than I want.


I'll probably switch out to a lighter background in a few rounds and then try that for a half pattern repeat. I need to get moving, though, so I can get to work on hashing out shaping details on the actual sweater.


Sheepish Annie said...

Sadly, there is no 5K in this Sheep's future either. (I'm not really as bummed out about that as one might think, though;)

The vest swatch amazes me. I love seeing the "process" that garment design travels. And to have seen it in real-life is all the better!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on starting the couch-to-5k... I started it myself and despite having to repeat almost every week 2 or 3 times I eventually got there. I haven't run the 5k yet but I just wanted to offer up some encouragement.

And the greatest thing about running is you can always blow off a day and go eat some ice cream instead. :)

Anonymous said...

I think the lighter background is going to be just the right combination. And I agree with the Sheep; it is truly amazing in real life! You do such nice work.

knitnzu said...

I'da thunk that down where you are there is an active land trust or some group that would push developers to leave the wetlands be. It's always better if they can develop someplace else vs 'mitigation'=duck pond or something. Your vest swatch is looking very nice. I like the higher contrast section...be interesting to see what more contrast does.

Anonymous said...

Are you doing your quad exercises? Keep going with those, it makes a difference in the knees!

Anonymous said...

I did the Couch-to-5K, too, and it really does work. That first 20 minute run (week 5?) is scary, but once you're past that, things really fall into place.

Christine said...

I'm just starting the couch to 5K thing, I'm thinking it's not going to be so bad if the rest of you guys are doing well at it.

Damn developers.

Love the banner, it looks great on Ravelry!

Sending big sinkhole thoughts to the construction crew. motherfuckers is right.