Monday, March 30, 2009

Succulent Garden

My new little succulent garden.
In a cereal bowl from JoAnn's Fabrics.

Not sure what this one is, maybe a sedum.

I'm pretty sure this one is a sedum.

Some sort of echiveria.

Not sure about this one.

Another echiveria, probably of the same variety as the first.
This one is going to flower soon. It has a long stem with two little buds on the end.

The buds (resting on the probable sedum).

I couldn't stop buying these guys at $2 a pop.

Shamrock Shuffle 2009

Pre race, in the slush and snow.

Post race, Sandy and I looking very pleased with ourselves.

While training we decided that we wanted to be able to run the 8K (5 miles) in less than an hour. On race day we decided that we just wanted to finish the race. We managed to complete the course in 58.75 minutes, running 11.75 minute miles.

We felt pretty hardcore about the whole thing as only 13,500 or so of the 40,000 registered runners showed up.

The Chicago Tribune's write up is here.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Fern Cowl

Stephanie's birthday present. Fern stitch cowl out of Cascade Pastaza, a wool and llama blend. I didn't block the cowl because it started developing a really nice sculptural quality that I thought the birthday girl would like.

And two "detail" shots. The picture quality is pretty crappy since I had to use my phone.