Introducing a new 2nd Period called "Off-Ice" which will
include the Training Room and Chatter segments.
First Period: In the Zone (3:39)
1. Knit Sampler Afghan by Coats and Clark with Red Heart
Soft yarn. US 8/5mm needles. Finished 2nd sqaure 4 and
started square 5.
2. Freja by Emmy Petersson. Knit Picks Palette. US size 1/
3. Granville by Fiona Ellis using Knit Picks WOTA
roving in Merlot, handspun 3-ply and US 6/4mm needles.
4. Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku using Hippie Penguin
Podcaster Sock Yarn; 100% SW Merino in the Holding the
Sticks colorway. US size 1/2.5mm needles.
Spinning some Miss Babs Wool/Sea Cell blend on spindles.
1st half spun on Trindle; 2nd on my DragonCraft spindle.
She Shoots, She Scores:
Vanilla Socks with my Handspun from ITW Lavinia
Colorway (Superwash Merino) US size 1/2.5mm needles.
Using some nylon sewing thread to reinforce heels and toes.
Warm Hands Hoe-down!
Finish any gloves, mittens, or fingerless mittens by Sept 30,
2013 for a chance to win a $25 Etsy gift certificate. Must be
a member to win; winner will have 1 month to claim prize.
If no contact is made, I'll draw a new winner (original
winner forfeits prize)
Second Period: Off-Ice (20:06)
Hit 2.5 miles this week. Falling short of my 15 min mile on
hilly course, but ran flat yesterday and came in at about
14:40. Why am I so slow??? Thinking of hiring a running
coach to work on my foot strike and stride. But am I really
Might buy a treadmill for Winter. Anyone ever used a
Let's call this the final regular Mom update, shall we? :)
Tests are all in. No sign of cancer! It is gone gone gone!
Treatments continue. Prayers are appreciated, but I think we
are through the worst of it.
Mom's going back to work Sept 1. :)
Trip to Spencer NC Transportation Museum for joint bd
party. We rode the Birthday Caboose!!
Third Period: Hockey Talk (30:46)
Goalkeepers' Penalties: Goalies don't serve their own pen-
alties. Their teammates have to do it for them. However, a
goalie can be ruled off the ice if he racks up 3 majors in a
game. He can also be assessed a Game Misconduct.
It's the dog days of summer so there's not much going on.
Hurricanes have been releasing an interesting web series -
Open Ice with Ryan Murphy.
Howmanydaysuntilhockey.com HA! 53 'til the Hurricanes
host the Red Wings on opening night!
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