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.
Connor was home over the weekend and took his GREs on Monday. He did great, landing above the 85th percentile (WOOT!).
Next he will apply to about 8 different grad school programs in Public Health/Health Care Economics. The schools are all over the country, he has even by recruited by a lecturer from UCLA, who spoke at his school last week. I'm still routing for Boston, Michigan or Buffalo though.
While he was home, he got to know Laura and the general agreement is that she might be the lost little sister my boys both craved and dreaded, although there is no dread now. Joshua was here too and we had Herr S. over for dinner. All in all, it was a perfect weekend.
Yesterday, Laura was excused from school and we drove him back. Mr. and Mrs. Peaches had a day trip and didn't want to leave Peaches home, so we took her with us. She is good/great in the car and when we finally got to Elmira, we decided to set her loose on campus.
She loved it, made a lot of friends, somehow managed to step in something that turned her feet purple (school color) and was tired enough to sleep the entire return drive home.
C. will be missed between now and Thanksgiving, but the extra drive time was worth it.