Monday, January 23, 2012

Stupid Cold Germs

Last week was a bit of a bust with regard to running. I put in some time on the dreadmill - walk a half mile, slow run a half mile - and that seemed to be all right. I just want to keep this head cold crap from  moving into my lungs. I do not need to end up with bronchitis.

So... last Wednesday:  5 mi walk/run in 1:08:something.
Fast-forward to Saturday, when I did a VERY slow 10K in 1:27

At least it was something. Mileage so far for 2012: 75.65 mi

On the plus side, I did swap out the arms on the elliptical machine on Sunday.... something I've been meaning to do for... well, quite a while. Now I can try it out and see if the squeaking has gone away.

In other news... I'm working on a striped shawl in Malabrigo Arroyo. It's the Color Affection shawl.

Malabrigo Arroyo in Plomo and Borrajas
I also got a project off the loom - a scarf in The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga!, a merino/cashmere/nylon blend.

Bugga! in Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz (warp) and Black Witch Moth (weft)
And to round out the triad, I finished some spinning - this is Bugga! fiber in the Burrow Owl colorway. I ended up with 550 yds of 2-ply in 4oz.

Bugga! fiber in Burrow Owl


  1. How do you like working with Arroyo? Rios took a little while to grow on me, I think I expected it to be squishier like Twist or Mal Worsted, but it's a lot sleeker. Does Arroyo feel like it?

  2. Rios and Arroyo are both superwash, so they're not quite as squishy as Twist or Worsted. But - I do really like both of them. I'm finishing a sweater in Rios... the poor thing just needs 1.5 sleeves. And this shawl should be amazingly cozy when it's done. Hopefully that will be soon... it's hard to put down!