Archive for January 2019

Episode 57 – 1/17/18 - Knitting and Running in 30 minutes or less.  You can find me as WindsweptMonique on Ravelry and Instagram or as Windswept Knits on Facebook and Twitter.  Shownotes can be found on my website at WindsweptKnits.com 

Apologies for the delay last week – my boys have been passing a virus back and forth!  

Be A Helper Craft-A-Long

Still goin till Feb 15.  Make ANYthing for ANY charity.  Wips are awesome.  Did you finish a charity project back around the holidays?  That counts, the craftalong started on Dec 5th so go ahead and enter it in the FO thread.

Design News

Soon be starting a test knit for a sleeveless top in fingering weight yarn.  More details to come soon, but if you’re interested in knitting an A-line summer top, please email me at windsweptMonique@gmail.com or PM me on Ravelry

FOs

2nd sock started for Un-Christmas socks

Wips

Boxy by Joji Locatelli.  Using Bamboo Laceweight from Spinaway Farms that I picked up in Rhinebeck 2 years ago.  Variegated cool blues from nearly white to nearly navy.

Find Your Fade shawl.  I’m on section , the 2nd lace section (still) and still in color #1, the raspberry-dyed handspun cotton that I’ve mentioned in past episodes  (and knitting fail)

Another new design that I can’t talk about yet, but it’s a summer knit inspired by the musical Rent that I think a lot of you will like.  Can’t wait to talk more about it later.

On the Run

Running and swimming and cross training, nothing special

Running Talk

A lesson I needed to learn: Learn to admit when you need help. 

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Episode 56 – 1/4/19 Knitting and Running in 30 minutes or less.  You can find me as WindsweptMonique on Ravelry and Instagram or as Windswept Knits on Facebook and Twitter.  Shownotes can be found on my website at WindsweptKnits.com 

FOs

First of the Un-Christmas Socks - knitting these up in CoBaSi, which is a cotton, bamboo, silk, nylon blend that is super stretchy and breathes beautifully on sweaty feet.  The toes, cuffs and heels are a blue/gray blend called Wave Caps, and the foot and leg in a gray named Seattle Sky.

Thing 2’s hat – finished last night and he hasn’t stopped wearing since I put it on his head this morning.  in Valley Yarn’s Southwick.  I’m using the green as the contrast ribbed brim, then the purple that Thing 2 chose as the body of the hat.  No pattern, just knitting to his head size. 

Wips

2nd sock started for Un-Christmas socks.  Finished toe and started foot.

Boxy by Joji Locatelli.  Using Bamboo Laceweight from Spinaway Farms that I picked up in Rhinebeck 2 years ago.  Variegated cool blues from nearly white to nearly navy.

Changing Staircases shawl in 50/50 cotton/bamboo blend from Great Adirondack Yarn in the Hydrangea colorway blue, turquoise and purple

Knitting Fail

There are dangers to knitting in dark theme park lines…

Life and stuff

40 before 40?  Roughly based on Gretchen Ruben’s happiness project, 18 in 2018.  Still not 100% sure I’m going to do this but… Run 5k, 10k, half marathon.   Increase muscle mass.  Swim one mile in one day.  Release 6 patterns.  Submit to more knitting magazines.  Improve my Spanish or Russian, or learn Arabic (know folks who speak all of these).

Out and about

Florida – late flight – Legoland – to the in-laws – horseback riding and swimming – early morning flight

On the Run

No running but lots of walking, incl. a hike at the Disney Wilderness Preserve one afternoon with Thing 1, my husband Chris and my dad.  It’s run by the Nature Conservancy and has a few really nice trails with lots of wildlife – just south of Orlando, definitely recommend it.

Swam ¼ mile this morning for the first time ever!

 

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