Meanlouise sent me this note today:
According to Runner’s World, the longest scarf knit while completing a marathon is 5 feet, 2 inches by Susie Hewer. She gets lots of publicity in the UK since she donates these efforts to Alzheimer’s research charities. Since then, she’s taken to crocheting while marathoning. Her blog is quite amusing, actually – I found it (and some pertinent posts) here while looking for a picture of her scarf:
On an unrelated note, the record for fastest marathon run while dressed as a vegetable is 3:34 (as a carrot). As a fruit? 4:32 (an orange).
Now, if we could get Danielle to run the Marine Corps Marathon while knitting while dressed as a fruit or vegetable in a costume we’d knitted for her…
Hmmm…do I really want to run the half marathon while knitting? Seems a little dangerous. Might have to use plastic Denise needles. And what would I knit? And do I really need to be dressed as a vegetable?