Thursday, September 28, 2006

Crazy Pirates and Crazy Ideas

I.won.something!! yayyy!!! CraftPirate Macoco had a contest that guaranteed a prize to whoever could guess what the pattern on her quilt was. I am not a quilter. But I am a googler!! So I googled and I googled and I found it.

So Macoco sent me this:

Gorgeous - isn't it? And I must agree with her - the little baby alpca drawing is so cute, it makes it even more irresistable. The problem is, I think Macoco is one crazy pirate. Look at what she writes in her note:

ummm.... ya... not so much! I am not knitting this gorgeous yarn into a gift for someone else... pffttt! crazy pirate, yarn is for me!

Now for crazy stunts. This past weekend, I ran a half marathon with Tony's younger sister. If you do not believe me, look at these ridiculously ugly pictures taken my marathon officials.

HA!! I did it. Ok, now this was only a half marathon, not a full marathon, which I will be running Oct.29, but man although it was tons of fun, it was not that easy. It may have had to do with the fact that the whole course was hills and windy roads - but still! Anyways, I am ultra-proud, and a major show-off, so wanted to share that with you guys. And because I am ultra-proud, I am not going to share my horrible time with you guys. Just a word of caution: go to the bathroom before you run a long distance race - i am just saying...

Last but not least, SAP3 is completed. Here is a sneak peek:


Blogger Macoco said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is a major accomplishment! Yes, definitely go to the bathroom before the marathon. My boss is a marathoner and she has some crazy stories related to that.

I'm glad you like the yarn! What's with my crazy "typo" in my note - I meant feel free not fell free. That's what happens when you just type on a computer all day :P

10:57 AM  
Blogger gleek said...

congrats on your half marathon! i can barely fathom running a mile much less 13 or 26! if only i didn't have bad knees and hips. it's the elliptical machine for me!

love the baby alpaca (the yarn and the illustration.) that's gonna make a warm knit!

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

You should be proud -- I think only a small percentage of people in this country could make it through a half marathon (and I'm not one of them). Congrats on the accomlishment!

That yarn looks fantastic. I'll knit up into something beautiful, I'm sure!

12:48 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

Congrats on the half marathon!!! you should be proud of yourself!
The baby alpaca yarn is gorgeous!!

1:59 PM  
Blogger schrodinger said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so impressed! Half a marathon is fan-frigging-tastic.

Love that yarn - looks like you are a double winner. Any ideas of what you're going to make with it?

6:23 PM  
Blogger Vik said...

Paloma CONGRATULATIONS about the marathon!!! I´m being such a coach potato... I´ll die if I run that! GOOD FOR YOU!!!!

The baby alpaca is the best quality, it´s such a pleasure to knit! I wonder which project will you choose!

7:12 AM  
Blogger Jan said...

Good for you on the half-marathon! You are a woman of many talents!

I can't wait for this baby to be born, so we can get some pics that are in focus. ;-)

4:04 PM  
Blogger ms. pea said...

I want to pet the baby alpaca!

7:37 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Wow, congratulations! I think a half-marathon is a huge accomplishment (I get winded if I run down the block)! Way to go!
Lovely, pretty pink alpaca!

9:58 AM  
Blogger yarnmaniac said...

Wow, get on with your bad self! Go to the bathroom next time, oy!

That yarn looks SOFT.

So, you aren't doing SP 9?


7:55 PM  
Blogger KnitPastis said...

I love Baby Alpac yarn. Big congrats on the marathon.

4:08 PM  
Blogger iSeL said...

Go you!! That is amazing. You should be very proud of yourself.

7:13 PM  
Blogger nessagr said...

I am VERY impressed- congrats! That is quite an accomplishment. How do you have time for training with everything else you do? Amazing. Can't wait to see the finished projects. Lucky you with the baby alpaca- the color is adorable.

5:33 AM  
Blogger Megs said...

Rock on 1/2 marathoner. You are an inspiration - i'm still just a lowly 5-Ker! ;-)

i'll add in my $.02 and agree that the alpaca stuff is just lovely (and the picture adorable).

Oh, and those are not bad race pics. i could show you some bad race pics . . . i won't, but i could! ;-)

1:43 PM  
Blogger mlj1954 said...

Phew, I'm exhausted even thinking about running . . . anywhere!

Congrats on trying and doing the marathon.

Love the alpaca. Very, very nice.

1:48 PM  
Blogger Elinor said...

Congrats on the half mary!!!! I'm jonesing for a training program to get back to the races but I think I'll wait till my baby is old enough for the jogging stroller. Another month or two.

Alpaca looks divine!

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Wendie said...

Congrats on the 1/2 marathon and winning that beautiful yarn! My brother in law is coming down from Ontario to run in the Marine Corps Marathon, so if you see a crazy bald Canadian running around, say hi =)

11:18 AM  
Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment this is, I'm absolutely impressed! And I so love the yarn that you won, it's so gorgeous!

2:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Congrats ! on your marathon,i would have never been able to do that!

2:29 PM  

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