Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Treadmill Scarf

Today I did the treadmill inside again at the gym. This time I used the Lion Brand Woolease Thick and Quick. I was able to finish a scarf at a nice round time of 1 hour 20 minutes (80 minutes) and cover 10 miles. So yes, knitting at 8 minutes miles. Again this was 12 stitches across and finger-needle knitting. The Woolease officially has 106 yards, so it is longer than the Hometown USA yarn and therefore took longer to knit out the whole skein of yarn. Again I attached a waist pack to the treadmill and looped the scarf around the handrails when it got long enough to drag down close to the treadmill's belt. It was difficult to pull the scarf through the feed yarn every other pass.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Running and Knitting Progress

This photo is from today. This morning I did one hour on the treadmill while finger knitting. I went through one whole skein of Lion Brand Hometown USA. The scarf is 12 stitches across. I did 7 miles, which is 8 1/2 minute miles. I am in school again and things are busy but I can get to the gym 3 mornings a week. The last two weeks I have done 8 miles in an hour without knitting. Just before school started I was able to do a 14 mile run and a couple of 10 mile runs.