Yesterday we had our walk – perhaps two miles, along the Water of Lieth to Inverlieth Park, back through Stockbridge. I would have said about two miles, my friend thinks less. It was a good stretch, for me.
I think you may be right, Chloe and others, that what I want is a wrist pedometer. If there were some measure for this new weakness – lung capacity? oxygen saturation? – it would be nice to monitor that, but I doubt if it can be done. Sleep patterns and heart rates seem to me fairly useless. I’ll keep working on it.
I came home tired, as I would have felt after eight or ten miles only a few years ago. So tired that I didn’t knit at all. There was the Neap Tide shawl, ready to be picked up and progressed with. But I had promised sterner things for myself and was paralysed into total inactivity.
I spent some more time with Jared’s Wool People 10. There are some thoroughly good things there, although nothing that quite makes me want to fling down the needles and order the yarn and start on it right away.
Much more exciting is the news from Kate Davies that it’s All Systems Go for the hap book. I had somehow got the idea that it wouldn’t be out until the second half of the year, but it’s going to the printers next week and to US in early June. Once it's at the printers, pre-ordering will start, and she’s going to suspend other activities in her shop from then – someone has already commented with the problem that sprang to my mind: what if I want to cast on a hap right away with some Buachaille yarn – but I can’t order the yarn until I’ve seen the haps?
Patience, is the only possible answer.