Scout’s swag for me

I thought I didn’t have anything knitting to share. Technically, I don’t since I haven’t knitted today. I should be working out some hat designs on the new yarn I bought this weekend, but I’m not. They’re sketched and work conceptually, but I haven’t even swatched this wool. I’d like to bust them out by the weekend… but we’ll see.

But then there’s that photo here. Notice how it matches my banner up at the top oh, so well? That’s some custom-dyed sock yarn from Scout of Scout’s Swag. She and I got to talking because of KG. She’s going to be a guest and demo’ing dying your own yarn. From the looks of her work, she’s an expert and I can’t wait to get my hands on that merino!

Other than the anticipation, I’m pretty darn tired… and it’s not terribly late yet. My throat hurts and my body may be hoovering on the precipice of a cold. Stress has got me run down, that and late nights at the office. I skipped swim practice tonight—don’t tell my coach.

Originally, I was supposed to have a dress rehearsal for our company meeting tonight. We had it last night instead, but I just wasn’t in the mindset to hop into the pool. Now that I think about it, I’m not going to be in the mood to swim Saturday, as I plan to have a good time on Friday night at our holiday party.

Paul, 900 yards is great! Drink lots of water and keep moving. Maybe swim again in a day or two? When I was running tons, a swim the day after was my favorite thing for helping sore muscles. But, since you’re just coming back, watch out for the shoulders and increase your distance gradually. A little bit more regularly is way better than a whole bunch and getting laid up with injuries.

3 Responses to “Scout’s swag for me”

  1. scout Says:

    I can’t wait for you to get it. It’s super soft and the colors are really even nicer in person. It was fun to do!

  2. Paul Says:

    The custom yarn is beautiful! What great work Scout does! And it sounds like you need to be getting a little rest and lots of vitimin C.

    And thanks for your encouragement about swimming. I feel absolutely great today (shoulders and arms are fine!), and I can’t believe how much I missed being in the water. I’m not sore today at all, and am just full of energy (or full os s**t like most people tend to think. LOL!). The plan is to swim again Saturday morning, and to just try to do the same distance for now.

    Have a great day!

  3. Eikon Says:

    Lusting after your yarn…but in a good way I promise :)