Friday, February 1, 2013

Crocheting the Miles ~ Fitness Friday ~ 2/1/13

Crocheting a one row for every 3 miles (5K) walked to make a "Life-ghan" with Cris.


Total Miles This Week:  7
Total Miles in 2013:  24

Rows allowed:  8
Rows completed: 8

I was just going to use three colors but I wanted it to be happier and more colorful so that I wouldn't get bored while making it.  These are the colors I finally decided to use.  They are all Red Heart "with Love":

Back Row:
Hot Pink, Bluebell, Daffodil, Violet, Lettuce

Front Row:
Boysenberry, Blue Hawaii, White, Mango

Each row represents 3 miles (5k).  I didn't get to use the "Lettuce" yet.  I need another 3 miles for that row!  What a great motivator, I tell you!  It measures approx 5 feet across but I'll be putting a border around the finished product.  I like large afghans so that it comfortably snuggles more than one person :)

I'm using an "H" hook to make it a nice, dense and warm pattern.  I'm making it a stripy afghan so that I don't have to concentrate much while I'm watching TV :)

I really want to be able to use that last color but it is blustery, cold and snowing today.  I'm not sure if I'll get a chance to get out and walk, especially for 3 miles.  I need to get my treadmill back off my aunt even if I hate walking on it!



Getting started today :)  Hopefully!


Friday Weigh-In

1st Goal = T - 10 lbs

12/28/12 = Weighed in for starting weight.  Felt like crawling back under the covers!
1/4/13 = -2.0 
1/11/13 = +0.2
1/18/13 = -2.0
1/24/13 = 0
2/1/13 = +2.0 (argh!)

Lost Toward 1st Goal: 1.8 lbs
Total Lost:  1.8 lbs



  1. OH that is going to look BEAUTIFUL! How wonderful! I really like the boysenberry but all the colors together are going to make a beautiful, colorful, warm life-ghan!

    Keep up the great work!

  2. Love the fun colors. It will be very cheerful!

  3. Glad to see you joining in on Cris' journey. I'm still trying to figure out my project but finally set a deadline - this Sunday. I like your miles afghan - will be a nice blanket when it is all done.

  4. Love your goal, good luck on your project and running!


I love reading your comments! Unfortunately, due to spammers, I now have to moderate comments.