A Redwork Monster, Contest Reminder and Knitting Marathon

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I have three more “happy monsters” to embroider to complete the stitching for Abby’s birthday quilt. This is probably the most enjoyable project I’ve ever done. Tracing my daughter’s crayon drawings has been a wonderful experience. It goes a little something like this: she shows me her finished drawing and I tell her it’s great. Then I transfer it to fabric, stitch it up and show her my finished embroidery. She’ll carefully look it over, then smile and say: “Good job, mama!” So fun! This experience really makes the all the 3-going-on-4 tantrums a little more bearable. : )

Contest Deadline Approaching:  Tomorrow is the deadline to enter the random drawing for a copy of “Intertwined,” Lexi Boeger’s inspiring spinning book. If you missed it, you can hear my conversation with Lexi on CraftSanity Episode 74.

RUN, SUSIE, RUN! Knit, Susie, Knit! I’m very excited about the opportunity I’ll have Saturday to chat with Susie Hewer, the woman who holds the Guinness World Record for the “Longest Scarf Knitted whilst running a marathon.” She’s looking to beat her own record this Sunday when she runs the London Marathon with her needles a clickin’ The coolest part is that Susie isn’t running for glory, she’s running to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Research Trust in memory of her mother.

I’ve talked some smack about going after her record to raise money for a Michigan-based charity that is near and dear to my heart, but I don’t know if I have the yarn balls to get out there stitch my way through 26.2 miles. I ran my first marathon last fall and was humbled by the experience and I was just plain running. I wonder if knitting is relaxing at all when your body is under serious marathon stress? I’ll have to ask Susie about that. Anyway, I’m in awe of this woman and can’t wait to chat with her. So click your pointy sticks in honor of Susie and read more about how you can support her mission.

If you have questions for Susie, feel free to post them below and I’ll try my best to work them into our conversation.

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