Sunday, 23 November 2014

Nice weather .....

...... for ducks!! It was the Norwich Half Marathon today and Mr JK was taking part. We kept our eyes on the weather forecast all week, telling ourselves that it was bound to change for the better. But for once, the forecasters got it right! Heavy and persistent rain, all day! 

Norwich half marathon 2014 (7)

Mr JK swam ran his way round the course in 2 and a quarter hours; to say I am proud of him is an understatement! He's already booked his place on his second half marathon next March! Getting out of the car park afterwards proved challenging. The rain had turned it into a complete mud bath, and a great many cars needed a helping hand to get moving!

Norwich half marathon medal 2014

I received a lovely parcel from Cathy this week. Florence was very keen to assist me with opening it. I think she knew that there was a little something inside especially for her from Cathy's two cats, Mack and Lucy.

PP swap from Cathy  (2)

Cathy had knitted Flo a mouse and stuffed it with cat nip. Very quickly, Flo was playing with her new toy!

PP swap from Cathy  (14)

There were lots of lovely treats in the box including a rather stunning crescent shaped beaded shawl. I would never had thought about choosing orange as a colour for myself, but I love it!

PP swap from Cathy  (21)

I have made some progress with my sock knitting this week - sock number one from my Halloween Roxy socks is finished, and sock number two is under way. With any luck, I will have a completed pair to show you next weekend. xxx

Purple Passion Grille socks WIP (2)


Claire said...

Well done Mr JK, especially in such soggy circumstances. Loving the sock, can't wait to see what else you have been working on.

Helsie said...

Well done Mr JK. How we would welcome some of your rain!

Jenny said...

You all did well each in a different way and I do agree that sometimes receiving something you wouldn't select yourself opens your eyes.

knittingsandwich said...

congratulations to mr. jk!! that's impressive weather notwithstanding!
what a wonderful swap package!!

oh and i keep forgetting to email you to tell you the package arrived (it was thanksgiving here in the states last week and my mother in law was visiting) but thank you so so much!!

SapphireBlue said...

You were muddy, but you got through it. Congratulations! I love the purple sock. It reminds me of Mardi Gras.