My finishers medal and tee-shirt from the London Marathon, Sunday 25th April
I did it! My fifth London Marathon in the year I turned 50. It took me four and a half hours, so not a PB, but it was like running through a carnival - there seemed to be more music, more crowds, more colour than ever before. My support team were waiting, as usual, near mile 18 at Crossharbour/Mudchute, which is where I often need a bit of a boost. The kids had got themselves up on a high wall and were screaming at me and George had got hold of a hooter which made an amazing racket! They had been there since early morning, so had seen the élite men race past, and stayed to see the slower fancy dress costumes and celebrities. So they had a lot of fun, too.
It was a perfect sunny weekend in London and the good weather remained for most of last week. By the Bank Holiday weekend, however, there was a definite chill in the air again and even the threat of frost. Lucky for me, I finished the Tea Leaves Cardigan I have been working on (see Ravelry and earlier posts for details). I have been wearing it for the last few days and I can see it is going to be real favourite. It's perfect for this time of year with its unpredictable temperatures. Cosy enough to keep you snug over a tee-shirt, but the low neck and open front mean you won't overheat!
Now I have started on something a bit summery and a bit lacy - the Double V Cardigan by Melissa Wehrle from Interweave Knits (Spring 2010). More details next time!
Ici, on fait l'échange. Le correspondant de George (Jean-Baptiste) arrive ce soir d'Ancennis. Alors, il faut que je passe l'aspiratuer ...