Knitting has been happening behind the curtains, I am just not allowed to show you any of it. I can tell you this: lots and lots of socks. Some are easy, some are cable-licious, some have eyelets and simple lace and all of them use some of the best sock yarns out there. But since I can't show you, I still want to share something with you. This is another version of the Long tail cast on for the looms. Previously, I have demonstrated how to accomplish this cast on with the loom only (see cast ons tutorial), this time around the tutorial uses a crochet hook. Personally, I prefer the method that uses the crochet hook, however, you can experiment and choose the one you like the best. The swatch at the right shows the cast on. The Long Tail cast on is flexible yet firm (due to the double yarn crossing to form the foundation).
Get the PDF file of Long Tail Cast On on a loom.
On the Fitness Friday report: after being sick for a few days and then going on antibiotics I was able to go back to the gym on Wednesday. I have been back at it: swimming, spinning, weight lifting, and running. Yesterday was my very first outdoor run of the year. The day was chilly still but the sun was out and I couldn't stand the thought of running 5 miles on the treadmill so I bundled up and headed outside. I was slow, slower than my last 5 mile time. I want to think it was the extra layers and the cold weather that influenced my speed. I know for a fact that I run faster when temperature is around 80 degrees. In the weight lifting department, I have been sticking to the sets of 21s--great workout.
Swimming: 3500 yards
Spin: 1 hr 45min
Strength: 2 hrs 15min
Run: 5 miles (48: 30)