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27.2.12

New projects and the end of an era

I am very excited about my new knitting opportunity as a sample knitter.  My first projects are for small projects using a lovely and very soft yarn.  I will not reveal the projects, but you can have a little peek...
One project is in this color.
Here is the yarn for the next two projects.
The colors for all three are gorgeous.
Congratulations to the Carthage Red Men on their fifth CCIW Swim Championship in a row (with no divers, I might add)!  We had so much fun at the meet and it certainly did not disappoint for excitement.  After eleven years of competitive swimming, Ben is finished.  I know he will continue to swim, as it is such a life-long sport.  It is just a little sad to know we are now finished with this part of Ben's life...although he has exciting adventures ahead after his graduation in May.
Ben's last breaststroke in the 400 IM.
I finally got a good photo of him in this race! 
Red Men win their fifth championship in a row!
They went into the meet 160 points behind Wheaton,
because Carthage does not have divers.
President Campbell even came to the meet
and joined in the celebration!
Ben is in the first row, fourth from the right.
Of course, after the photo opportunity
all the men along with the coach end up in the pool!

10.2.12

Buzz

I had another skein of  Noro Sekku laceweight yarn, so I thought it was time for another NBK scarf.  It is nice to have an easy, small project to take along with me.  I started Hedgerows, which is an asymmetrical, but I clicked Wingspan on Ravelry--it was love at first sight.  Two of the many projects I love are Anne2011's and augenstern's.  I love the touch of red on the edge of each scarf.
I finished up a shop sample for Kathy yesterday.  It is blocking, so I have photos from when I started the scarf.  It was a very quick knit with Spud & ChloĆ« Outer in Bayou and Soapstone.  The scarf was very quick and easy to knit and I used only one skein of each color with just a bit left over of each color.
This is a fun stitch pattern with maximum impact!
I carried the color up the back and caught the
the color not in use every other row.