Well, it is Thursday again and time for me to update everyone on our Team in Training effort. (Steve and I will be running in the San Antonio Marathon in November to raise awareness and funds for much needed research to find a cure for Leukemia and Lymphoma) I'm continuing to build my base and am up to 7 miles for my weekly long runs. Steve is having a set back with his knees and back giving him trouble, but we are still months from our race and I know that once he gets past this set back he will do fine.
I thought I would just have today be a purple day. Purple is often a color used when raising awareness for cancer and is the primary color in the Team in Training logo etc.. I love the color purple and have been noticing it even more. This is my Clematis plant that grows on a wire frame at the front of my house. Each year it is fuller and fuller and is just breath taking, I think.
These are some Indian Paintbrush plants that are in Galena. Again, I just love the hue of purple.
Even Sumo sports a purple collar!!
I was excited to receive in the mail today the yarn that Liz dyed for me to make a Team in Training colored scarf as one of the prizes for those who donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through our Team in Training efforts. The colors are absolutely perfect and I can't wait to cast on. Not only that, but she also dyed some matching roving that I plan to spin as soon as I get more time on my spinning wheel under my belt!! Liz donated not only this yarn and the roving, but 2 other wonderful skeins of her MacKintosh yarn. (She also sent a skein of Hawkeye colored yarn for K!!) Thanks Liz! You're the best!
(Liz is currently evacuated from her home in Iowa City because of the floods!!)
Here is the roving Liz sent. I really do need to get back to spinning. I keep thinking life is going to settle down......
And although it isn't purple, I thought I would show another prize that a very generous anonymous knitter sent for me to give away. It is a sock kit from Yarnissima that features an incredible pattern and a skein of Wollmeise sock yarn. I think I will donate to myself so I can be in the drawing!! (If you are interested in donating, see my fundraising page here.)
Thanks for checking in. Keep your eye out for the color purple. And when you see it, remember all of those who are affected each year by cancer. We can make a difference.
Until Next Time.....