Monday, May 28, 2012

Running and spinning

Wow, what a fun run that was! This was my first experience with a large sports event and I had a blast. The weather was amazing, I felt strong the whole 10k (no blisters yay) and I was so touched to see how many people showed up to cheer us on. Little kids were high-fiving us all along the way. And my worst fear of coming in last didn't materialize. In fact, I think I did pretty well for my first try. I'm certainly stoked for my marathon this fall! Thank you to everyone for your encouragement!

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I also got some post-race rest by sitting at my spinning wheel. Spinning definitely has become a major "happy place" for me.

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Especially when working with such lovely stuff. It's Hedgehog Fibers

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I love the soft, tender colours. Not sure yet what it will become. I'm tempted to not ply it, and instead knit with it as singles to get a pretty striped effect.

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What do you think?




26 comments:








Sonia / Cozy Memories

said...

I don't know exactly about the stripes, I think anything made with these would be amazing !!!! Well done on the spinning, I wish I could see you spin ! So happy this turned to be a relaxing activity.
WELL DONE on the 10K ! Oh my, what an accomplishement already ! Way to go !
Big hugs, have a great week ahead !
xoxo





Jen

said...

Félicitations on the 10K, Nicole!





Poshyarns

said...

Wow to 10K, that's a fantastic achievement, I cannot seem to run more than 3 miles!

Looks like you have really achieved something with spinning too, those colours are beautiful and so very you.





jenny gordy

said...

Congrats on the 10k! That's amazing. Running in a race has always been a dream of mine, but I don't know if it will ever happen because I get such bad shin and knee pain.

Beautiful yarn. I know you'll make something awesome!

I owe you an e-mail.





la casita

said...

Beautiful yarns, love the colours!!!





joanie

said...

Yay on the 10K! Fantastic that it wasn't too tough for you.
The yarn is yummy looking. Anything you make will be a winner I'm sure.





Mousy Brown

said...

I would love to ask a probably silly question...what happens when you knit with singles? I spin but I was always told to ply and that is what I always do, even though I don't know why really...can you knit with any singles? and does it stay together? I love those colours, really subtle and beautiful! I feel inspired to get spinning! :D





Geninne

said...

I know that whatever you do with all that fiber will be stunning and beautiful. Congrats on the 10K!!! BIG hug for you ♥ from Mexique.





Carmen

said...

Joli comme tout! Et bravo pour le 10 km!! marathon ou demi à l'automne?





Margie Oomen

said...

wowsers on the run and on the spinning marathon.
I love the colours so much that I would knit it as is and make something uniquely nicole out of it for yourself.
big hug
margie





Ness

said...

What beautiful singles! I'd leave them, but that's just me. :) Congrats on the race!





madder

said...

Can't wait to see what you make with that gorgeous yarn.
And...nice job running a marathon!





karentempler

said...

Gorgeous, Nicole. The colors remind me of macarons. Can't wait to see what you make with it.





Line

said...

I guess those activities complements each other well!
Your yarn is absolutely beautiful, reminding me of sea, sand and shells.





jude

said...

lovely!





craftivore

said...

Lovely spinning and congrats on the running! I feel like you only just had your leg injury a few months ago. #blogtime.





maire

said...

I would love to pop these pictures on the Hedgehog Fibres pinterest if that is ok with you?

Máire





nicole

said...

Maire, of course you can put these in the Pinterest group.

:)





Irisha

said...

Beauuutiful! I understand your obsession! Love to spin. Don't do the spinOlimpicks though. ;-)
Love the color changes.





Stephanie

said...

Beautiful spinning (and I love the "stones" patches as well). Your site is always soothing for the eyes! (Oh and congratulations on the 10k! In my 20s and early 30s I was a competitive marathon runner (I'm now 42) and bear the scars of 25 marathons, so at this point I'm inclined to say, "Don't do it!" ;) I understand though the desire to experience the accomplishment of running one. Good luck with your training!) Stephanie (Ottawa)





Annie @ knitsofacto

said...

Personally I think your singles are perfect just as they are ... soooooo beautiful :D





amy

said...

you left a comment on my blog and so i came over for a visit and wow it is beautiful over here. i'll have to come by more often:)





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Pans & Needles

said...

Oh my. So lovely. Could you ply them in a way to preserve the stripes?

Also, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award – you can read about it here: http://pansneedles.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/catching-up/





harmony and rosie

said...

Much respect for running the 10k, I am so unfit I think I'd be hard pressed to run 0.10k !
Been catching up on your last few posts, absorbing all your beautiful crafting :)





Melissa

said...

Gorgeous!

and Well Done!!