About survival, new squares and sharing the beading bug

img_0725How come that weeks are passing by so quickly? It seems that as soon as I have published one blog entry, it is already weekend again. I am lucky that the Wacky Weave CAL is actually pretty fast to whip up – otherwise I would not have much to show again. I actually was able to almost catch up. I finished two squares of week 1 and 2 and have one and a half squares finished of week 3. I calculated however with the size of the squares and figured out that I’ll probably need 4 squares of each design to cover my hubby with the finished blanket. This will mean more yarn shopping as this yarn is used up pretty fast.

img_0720Next I went shopping with my friend amigurumi_craze for a basic set of beads. When I made a pendant for her last Christmas, she told me that she would like to try that out herself. The hardest thing was to figure out which pattern to use with the beads we bought – of course I did not do that beforehand :). We went with a design by Victorya Antipova – the Metalic Sunshine. It is an easy to follow Youtube video that really works up pretty! Didn’t my friend do well? I love her color choice <3!

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And last but not least I did run with my team in the Vienna City Relay Marathon. My part was the 9k and it started out pretty well. People were nice as usual and spirits were high. And then the sun hit me – it actually was 28 degrees with no wind and running without shade felt like hell. I survived however and did not do too badly: about 1h 17min with a 8:22 pace was pretty good compared to my training runs before. Our team made it in 5:08h which is only slightly slower than last year where we were shivering in 12 degrees windy wet weather… Maybe next year will finally be a comfortable run 🙂

 

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Hygge and Running

IMG_0288Here’s another update on my Hygge. As mid time is past, every week is kind of short in comparison. The first part was a group of nice green flowers which were fun to make. And I even now get the separator right from the start without any help. Its kind of weird to know that there will only be two more of them to do after this week …

IMG_0292The second part was some bright green squares. I love the contrast of those two parts – they really pop as much as I like then to pop. Now only two more panels until the final bobbel part – not sure yet, if I stick to the design or copy week one for an even look. I am not even sure if I’ll wear it as a wrap as honestly it’s pretty heavy by now. And I still need to go shopping for some fabric to line it with – oh dear, as if I would need an excuse to go fabric shopping :).

The rest of the weekend I spent with something totally different. I have started to run again last year together with a friend and a colleague of mine convinced us to join in the relay marathon. Due to several illness related breaks in training, I was way behind my training plan but the great atmosphere at the Vienna City Marathon really kept me going. Personal best for a distance of 9,5km – and even a glimse at the elite runners as they past me by while waiting for my friend. Together we were better than we expected – we only missed the 5h by some tiny seconds. Now we have a new goal for next year 😜