Just a pile of knitted panels that you have to
I'd hoped the side panels would match just a little ...
I blocked it pretty tightly, hoping to make it light and airy as opposed to super-warm, since I'll be wearing it over something.
Anyway, I've started on the first sleeve. Then another sleeve, then the collar. I am knitting quickly, because it's getting chilly!
In other news, I ran the Navy 5-Miler in DC on the 14th, and had a great time.
Up at 0415, to catch the 0600 Orange Line train a half-hour's drive from my house.
Missed the train, of course, but luckily there's a new Silver Line on the DC Metro, so I wasn't inconvenienced at all. I arrived at the National Mall with other runners at about 0630.
The Washington Monument, finally free of the scaffolding from the 2011 earthquake damage (or was it 2010?)
I can't imagine not being able to walk into the Lincoln Memorial and gaze up at Abe, or read the etchings in the walls. I can't believe that any of our Founding Fathers would have wanted to see us restricted in such a way.
From the Wiki page for the Lincoln Memorial
People like that should never be given positions of power. They just want to control and restrict, and they think people are just so many pests to be controlled.
The Monument under Scaffolding, from Last year's 5-Miler
Back to the 5-Miler.
I always get so choked up seeing people, veteran or not, determinedly pushing themselves that hard to do something that a lot of able-bodied people don't do.
Afterward, I went and stood at the 13 mile flag marker and hollered encouragement to the half-marathoners finishing up. They found "The end is near!" particularly funny.
Molly wants you to know that this blog post could not have been written without her assistance.