The scarf of many stripes/bike miles is done:
After weaving in the ends, it had a nice soak and an overnight on the drying rack.
Since then, it's been living around my neck because the cold and damp days are upon us:
I love it and may start another one with the remaining yarn, I only stopped on this one because it was getting too long to manage while biking*. Lately, I am only knitting while I'm on the bike or on the few occasions that I'm in the car and Gary's driving.
I have started another neck thing, a cowl in worsted weight yarn that is going swiftly since Gary drove on our Saturday outing to the climbing place. I did not climb this time, but managed the food and rode the Mountain Coaster a few times. It was a lot of fun, although the off and on rain was a little disappointing.
In other news, I started my Autumn gig of raking leaves this morning. I could have let it go another day or so, but I have five yards to wrangle, so I'm thinking that raking is best saved for the days we don't go for a run.
Speaking of running, Sunday's run was five minutes of walking, thirty minutes of running and five minutes of walking. We had a perfect run - 40 degrees, no wind, no cramps or dry mouth, no dogs** or hecklers, the songs shuffling into place, my tights not falling down. Our 5K is in 2 weeks and the Turkey Trot is less than 6 weeks out, I'm starting to think that they might even be fun.
* When I ride the recumbent bike, I have to keep the project either tucked under my arm or wrapped around my neck - biking inside with a wool scarf on is not recommended.
** Run before last, a woman with a largish puppy, shoved the dog at me rather than pulling it out of the way. Both the puppy and I were shocked by this and I may have taught Laura a few new words in English.