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I live in Marblehead, MA and love to knit and spin!  I host the Knitting by the Sea podcast on YouTube.  I am Saratogaknitting on Ravelry and Instagram!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Saratoga 5000

The Saratoga 5000, sponsored by Skidmore College, took place yesterday. Mark raced in the Men's Rec Boat Division. How do you like his fancy new silver WinTech 24? Anne - do you recognize the shirt?? The weather was supposed to be very rainy and windy, but we lucked out. It was cool, but the wind held off until the afternoon.

Oh yes - he came in second! Next up is the Head of the Fish at the end of October. You may remember the beautiful fish head trophy he won in last year's race?

My Campanula socks are finished!! I love them! I wore them for the first time last night as we went out for a race day steak dinner - they were very comfortable. Now, I have to decide on my next pair . . . I did purchase more sock yarn this week - a beautiful skein of sKNITches Syncopation self-striping yarn in a turquoise, brown and yellow combination. I'll post a picture next time!

The Montego Bay Scarf is well underway. I may switch to bamboo needles today though. The Sea Silk is very slippery. I don't think I'll knit with this yarn too often. I never feel in control of the yarn. Does anyone else feel this way? I find myself yearning to go back to wool and the tightness of wool stitches. But this is going to be beautiful when it is finished. It is incredibly soft and will have a wonderful drapiness to it.

And I've done some work on my Chevron Scarf. I'm still chuckling over the magic of the color combination on this one.

I've also been spinning this week. More wool from the Spunky Eclectic Fiber Club. I'm going to experiment with this. I'm spinning the fiber into singles and then will try plying it with some black lace weight that I have. I've never combined my hand spun with commercial yarn - we'll see how that comes out!

I had a wonderful surprise at work on Friday! It was my last day of radiation treatments (YAY!) and my office surprised me with TWO cakes to celebrate! What a nice group of people. It was a little strange having such a public acknowledgement of my condition, but it was a lot of fun!


Queen of the froggers said...

Your knits are great. the yarn you have spun is so pretty. That was great of your work collegues to help you celebrate! Two cakes , yum1

anne said...

I'm so glad to see the mooses paraphanalia being sported across the nation :) bob and i went for a drive today and opened up a book about montana and they mentioned mooses. it gave me great pleasure!

so glad to hear you are done with radiation! and your coworkers are so good to you :) where are you working now? lots of new jobs this year!

ps...the cowboy outfit for the rehersal...wow, wish i had one ;)

Holly Jo said...

Congrats on finishing up your radiation treatment!

The socks are just gorgeous.

Macoco said...

The campanula socks are beautiful, I love the color - so many reds!

Jknits said...

The socks are lovely! And you're right, the color combo on the scarf is magic.

Congrats on the end of radiation - that's a big thing to put behind you.