a dillydallyknitter: In One Month and 2 Days, I'll Finally Be Able to Sit Down...

Monday, August 04, 2008

In One Month and 2 Days, I'll Finally Be Able to Sit Down...

On the 26th of July, Team Unraveled joined the huge walking team, the Warming Hut Hotties, for a 21.5 mile training walk from San Francisco to Tiburon.

6:30AM-we head out:

And over to and across the Golden Gate Bridge:

Originally I had planned to photograph our long journey but the next gazillion miles were a blur. We got lost, we got tired, we got blisters, we got sunburned, we got hungry, we got crabby, we got separated and, after 23 miles we ended up in Tiburon where we could sit in a lovely outdoor cafe and smile once again:

Josie enjoys some well deserved ice cream


It's kinda hard for me to grasp that, 4 months ago, I wouldn't even walk around the block and now I can do this:


No one actually walked on water, btw. That's a ferry

Knitting has been reduced to quick and easy projects that still end up being Walking related:


A Malabrigo Koolhaas in the Geranio colorway for cool San Francisco nights:

And the official (warm) headgear of Team Unraveled

Also, a pink cotton kerchief to hide "3-Day Hair"knit in Rowan Handknit dk. (3-Day hair is what you get after a day of walking, a shower and no blow dryer)

clearly I have not had a botox shot....

Fundraising update: Because of the extreme generosity of knitting friends, muggle friends, work colleagues and my lovely family I have exceeded my 3-Day Fundraising Goal and have over $3000 in donations!! Thank you all SO very much for your support and words of encouragement! (I owe some thank you drawings so stay tuned)

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Speaking of donations, one of my teammates, KnittingPsycho, (who has the best giggle, ever), is working hard to reach her fundraising goal and is hosting a contest where you can win some fabulous prizes! For details visit her blog and please donate!

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16 Comments:

At 5:24 PM, Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Wow!! Wow!! Wow!! I'm soooooo proud of you! And inspired!! I barely could handle the tons of walking at the San Diego Zoo and Sea World (well, my SIL just never sits down and we had to see everything!). 21 miles!! Kudos!!

Oh, and love the knits!! Sorry, was still distracted by all the walking!

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger Josie said...

I was obviously deliriously happy to just be SITTING DOWN at that point! That's about the only thing that explains that goofy look on my face... looking forward to September 8th!

 
At 5:42 PM, Blogger Stefaneener said...

That's so wonderful! What good work you've been doing. I like the headgear, too. Nice pink.

I've been thinking about breasts a lot lately. . . wonder if this has something to do with it.

You'll enjoy your sitting down, unless of course you begin to run

 
At 5:43 PM, Blogger Karen said...

Wow!! Good for you - that's quite a walk. You did great and should be so proud.

You know, I thought I had donated - but looking back over my bank records, I think I didn't. Aaahhh. I know you've already passed your goal - but I'm going to make a donation anyway. :)

 
At 5:54 PM, Blogger Disco said...

You should be so proud of yourself. I've been missing your blog and was just wondering today how you were doing with your training.

Can't donate again today, but PLEASE remind us all again just before the event, esp. those who need a boost to their fundraising.

Good luck to you all, keep up the good walking - oh, and the knitting. Yes, the knitting is beautiful. And pink :0) Love the koolhaas (why didn't I get that magazine?!)

 
At 6:26 PM, Blogger Bezzie said...

Hahahahaha! I love that you guys have a hair-hider designed and ready to go!!

So 23 miles--awesome. That's one day of walking each of the three days right?

 
At 7:04 PM, Blogger Virtuous said...

My goodness! I am beyond proud of you and your team mates!!
ALL the hard work you ladies have done is just simply amazing!!

And love new pink knit additions! ;o)

 
At 7:06 PM, Blogger Nell said...

Way to go!!!!! You're a walking rockstar!!!!

 
At 8:29 PM, Blogger Zonda said...

Holy s*** girl, you guys are rockin! I'd pass out at that level! I'm so proud of you! (and the others) Glad you got to your goal. Cute hat and kerchief too! Hugs!

 
At 10:40 PM, Blogger Kristine said...

You all rock! I love it. Absolutely inspiring! Congratulations on meeting your goals -- physical and financial.

 
At 7:32 AM, Blogger KG said...

That's some amazing improvement-- around the block to 23 miles!!! I'm extremely proud of you for all of your hard work on this. And you are DONE in a month! Can't wait!

 
At 8:13 AM, Blogger Aunt Kathy said...

Congratulations on reaching your goal, 3000 is wonderful. I can't even walk around the block yet... but you inspire me

 
At 8:26 AM, Blogger weezalana said...

You are so rockin' the walkin'! Awesome accomplishments! And the Koolhaas and Kerchief are very cute!

 
At 3:04 PM, Anonymous twinsetellen said...

WAY TO GO! To all of you.

 
At 1:57 AM, Blogger Carolyn said...

Good for you! You should be so proud of what you have achieved - both personally and in all the money you've raised.

 
At 10:34 AM, Blogger Marisol said...

I absolutely love you pink coolhaas! How are you doing--its been a while...

Hey I am looking forward to our retreat in early october --just one more month!

 

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