Alaska Run for Women

June 13, 2010

Last year I was only able to participate in the 1 mile Fun Run/Walk part of the Alaska Run for Women.  It had only been 11 days after my surgery and I still had tubes in me for draining fluids.  My husband walked with me since I still needed someone to lean on.  This year I was able to walk the 5 miles.  My three daughters ran the race so it was very nice that my friend Cindy accompanied me at my slightly faster than snail’s pace.  The only thing that hurt at the end was the soles of my feet, it seems my shoe selection wasn’t the best.

I had finished the chemo mid November and the radiation the day before Christmas, so at the beginning of this year walking up a flight of stair would have me huffing and puffing, I had no endurance what so ever.  I signed up for oncology rehab and within a month my strength and endurance had dramatically improved.  It was not just a physically improvement, it also helped me lift my spirits and kept me positive.

Just over 7,000 women and some men (who are breast cancer survivors) participated in this year’s race.  The course is rather nice and it starts in mid-town Anchorage and heads downtown.

And then along the coastal trail…

and by Westchester Lagoon.

The camaraderie was wonderful.

I have been knitting and have finished La Cumparsita and Stork’s Nest Scarf, but have yet to block them.  Hope to have pictures to posts soon.

And Congratulations to the US for a well played game against England.

Three Cheers

June 12, 2010

I am looking forward to watching some of the World Cup matches.

It’s not to hard to guess who I am rooting for.

I hope to catch the final half of the US vs England match after I finish my walk in the Alaska Run For Woman.

I will be cheering for participants in both events.

Knitting Origami

April 30, 2010

Completing the knitting of EZ’s Baby Surprise Jacket is finishing one adventure…

and arriving at a new one… how does this become a jacket?

Well… you fold this over here… and that over there… and ta da!

The only seaming that is done is along the top of the sleeves.  After completing the seaming I continued a 3 stitch i-cord around the neckline and added some buttons.  The i-cord is not part of the original pattern.

The jacket now awaits the arrival of my grand niece.

As I mentioned in my previous post I finished the Triinu Scarf by Nancy Bush.  Here it is after its bath and blocking.

I knitted a longer border than what the pattern asked for.  I think the longer borders that I have seen in Victorian Lace Today have influenced me.

Finally starting to feel like spring, most of the snow is gone, and the buds are visible on the trees, yeah!


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