Hi Everyone, it is sooooo good to be home. Thank you so much for your positive words, positive swim thoughts and your friendship.
This swim meet was really big. The Y Nationals was made up of Y's from 19 states, 143 teams and 1400 swimmers. It was held at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Beautiful pool and a great swim meet. I think your thoughts worked as my son did very well, not as good as he had hoped but still very good.
Here he is before he went to warm up for the 200 IM final. He placed 4th and had a great personal best time. He also made a US National Qualifying Time, which is his first.
My Son ready to swim the 100 Fly, not his best event, but he placed 11th, with a great time. When he hit the wall on the other side of the pool he was in 6th place, he swam so well he ended up winning this heat.
Here he is with his very best friend. (My son is on the left). They had just placed 5th in the 400 Medley Relay, my son swam the breast stroke portion. He is showing us his medal. So all in all he had three really good individual swims, two great relay swims, and one that was a big disappointment for him. But that is life isn't it? I was so thrilled to see him starting to believe in himself again. I was so thrilled to see his hard work starting to pay off and I was so thrilled to see this.
A coach that loves him, treats him with respect and who he has an amazing relationship with. What more could you ask for?
This is finished project number one for the trip. You guessed in Malabrigo, a treble stitch cowl.
This color is even better in person if you can imagine that.
A lovely lace scarf made from 50% wool and 50% silk from Steam Vally Fiber. I bought this yarn ages ago at the New York Sheep and Wool Festival. I made a tank top from it that didn't work out well, after using up the rest of the skein I am now ready to rip apart that tank and make something else. Love the feel of this yarn and the colors, all I can say is go buy some right now
And last but not least the same pattern in my favorite Cascade Echo Duo. I know I am loving a lot of yarn lately but that is the way it is. I took yarn that would make me happy both visually and tactile-wise. I knew I was going to be really stressed, so the need for comfort was big in picking out my projects.
Not a great picture with grey pavers in the background. Just know this, I have made what feels like a ton of projects with this yarn, in fact in this very color and I still want to make more. Which is why I started another scarf in this on the way home today.
Hope everyone had a great week. It will take me a while to catch up in blog land, I'll be visiting you soon.