I had a nice surprise in the post this morning. Janice had sent me a complimentary copy of Knit Today magazine which mentions what I'm up to at the London marathon and suggests people might like to come and have a Knit-Out at the Grapes Pub. Many thanks to Janice for publicising it and giving my fund-raising address.
I love these 2 photos. The one of me knitting and running was taken by a fellow runner (Ruth) on Tower Bridge and the one of me holding my Guinness World Record certificate was taken by Mike at the finish. Happy memories. Only 2 weeks to go and I have to try to forget just how difficult it was last year - the aching shoulders, pins and needles in my forearms for the last 10 miles, sore and stiff fingers, a permanent crick in my neck, sweaty hands trying to fumble with yarn, getting sprayed by a water cannon to "cool me down" which soaked all my wool and made it even harder to knit with!!!!!
Autumn Rose is making progress, albeit slowly. I am a slow knitter anyway and I can't spend hours knitting each day or my neck and shoulders seize up. I'm finding it very absorbing and once I get the pattern for each row into my head I'm fine.
It's very curly-wurly at the moment so I had to hold it flat to take the photo. Isn't my stitch marker cute - he's a 'yarnimal'.