Other excitement: the preorder page for Silk Road Socks is going up at Cooperative Press soon. I had a really difficult time finding fonts for the book that fit the overall theme but weren’t too weird or illegible. It’s a work in progress. As am I: I’ve been really getting into a groove with this new (exhausting) exercise routine. Hardcore weights with a trainer, treadmill stuff with friends working my way up on a couch-to-5K regimen, and even more on top of that. The older I get, and the more friends I have with medical problems, the more it scares me…this year has gone above and beyond with the scary medical stuff among my friends and family. Ok, universe, I heard you. Sheesh. Stop killing and incapacitating my loved ones. Message received loud and clear. Now STOP!
(Speaking of the treadmill, anyone out there also using Nike+? We were thinking of putting up a 300-mile challenge on the Nike+ site that would equate to the distance between Maryland and Rhinebeck, because knitters are nothing if not geeky, and it would be fun).
One more bit of news: I’ll soon be announcing details for an AMAZING retreat next year on an island off the coast of Maine with me. If you’ve ever said to yourself “I would like to hide out on an island for almost an entire week and knit and look at the ocean and stuff”, you will be very pleased. This is definitely holiday-wish-list worthy / start the vacation fund now, I promise.