Sunday, June 7, 2015

Air rifles

  Back in the day I used to shoot .22 and air rifles competitively. I got to go to the Olympic trainer center and participate in the Junior Olympics on year and got a scholarship to college.
  Well, the IWLA air rifle range had been made out of a large shed.  It only had 7 points and no running water or built in air conditioning or heat.  It had three large garage size doors and a tiny gas heater, but you couldn't feel any difference when you wanted it.
  Since the sport has been getting bigger and bigger, everyone knew there had to be some change.  It took a lot of work, but now there is a fancy new building.  They left some of the original building, so those who want to reminisce can go for it.

  This was the banner announcing the fun.  I'm not sure how long it was up since I heard about it from other people.

  This is one out of three cakes they had.  Everyone managed to get through all of two of them.  I had some of the logo from this one.

  The guy on the left is the one who made most of the magic happen.  He made sure all the forms were filled out, signed, copied, and send to all the people who might need them.  Without him it would still be in the planning/form finding stages instead of done and ready to use.

  A lot of people were glad to see that this hole was still on the outside of the building.  There is a funny story to go along with it.  One of the people who was on my team in high-school kept putting her targets in the same place and hitting the same place so many times that she managed to bored a hole through the building.  That is pretty impressive for a small lead pellet that is being pushed by some compressed air.

  Here is a picture that will help to put some minds to rest in case anyone was worried that I forgot why I even started this blog.  This is the Fragole Shrug.  I don't have a link to the pattern yet since it is still being tested.  The color is a big darker in this picture since it is wet and also in shadow.
  I also had a hat I started a while ago, but the body of it was bugging me.  I didn't like how the body was pulling in some compared to the brim.  I meant to take a 'before' picture, but I got too excited about taking it out.  It has been a quicker knit the second time around, even though it has more stitches.

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