Knitters – do you ever wear a “beacon” knitted item to a crowded nonknitting event just to see if there are others in the crowd? I feel like it must act as a homing signal; “Here I am, come talk to me, I am a knitter.” I must confess that I do it, and I feel a little sad on the subway when no one asks “Is that a clapotis?” If you see a girl with messy hair on the subway wearing a blue clapotis, and maybe rubbing it against her face a little because its sooo soft, just say hi!
I finally have my voice back, sort of, and I’m feeling a bit better. This morning is the first time I’ve had caffeine in a week and WOW! I feel like if I jumped I’d stick to the ceiling like a cartoon cat. Maybe I wasn’t sick after all, maybe I just needed some coffee?
I don’t know if I’m going to be able to function at work, or if I’ll just run very fast in tiny circles around my desk. Now I’m wondering if I should lay off the caffeine for another week and then fuel up right before and throughout the marathon. Surely it isn’t wise to shock my body too much, but a little performance enhancing of the Javanese variety might be just what I need.
Yep, the marathon. Next Sunday (November 6) I’ll be running the NYC marathon. I am ill prepared, slightly injured, and have never run more than 18 miles in my life. Until a month ago I had never run more than 13 miles. Until two months ago, I had never run more than 6 miles. Not ideal conditions. But, as J pointed out, it really adds to the suspense of whether I’m going to finish, which makes things much more exciting for my fans. My new training strategy is just to eat carbs like crazy for the next week; fun for me, horrifying for supermodels everywhere.
In knitting news, Rogue sleeve #2 is rolling along, but things are getting tense as the last skein is quickly being depleted. This weekend should reveal whether I’ll make it through, or whether sleevecap #2 will be a contrasting and exciting new black dyelot.