Saturday, August 26, 2006
Football Game Knitting
You get a few odd looks when you knit at a high school football game. It was the first home game of the season, and cross town rivals were playing. The oldest is in the marching band so they were there to play during half time. It was packed, I was there 40 minutes early and still had to park 3 blocks away and hoof it to the field and then stand on the track for the first quarter and sit on the track for the second quarter, and finally got a bleacher seat after half time. At the beginning of the second quarter I cast on for this sock. It is some lovely Opal my sister Karen shared with me ... I love it, thank you, Karen. This is how much sock you can knit in 3 quarters of a high school football game. It is Opal Traumfanger 1232, just a plain jane, mindless knitting sock. 68 stitches, size 2 needles, 8.5 stitches to the inch. Oh, and by the way, the band sounded fantastic. They work so hard and it shows.
And also on the needles is a sweater for the youngest. The oldest says it is "ugly", but the youngest likes it, and assures me she will gladly wear it. It is a pattern from the Spring 2005 "Knit It" magazine. It is the Hugs and Kisses Pullover, designer Kristen Nicholas. I am knitting it in the round, instead of flat as the pattern directs, and will do steeks for the armholes. I am knitting it in Cascade 220 on size 7 needles. It is a little scrunched up on the needles for the picture, but it is coming along nicely. Hopefully, I will have it done for cool, fall weather. She will match the changing colors of the leaves.
That is about all for today. We have a house full of sickly people... I hate when school begins for just this reason. We take bets on which one will get sick first, and how many days into the new school year it will take. This year , boy child won, sickly in just 3 days, followed by the oldest, 5 days, and now the youngest, who appears to be the worst. You just got to love those confined spaces and 26 coughing, sneezing kids all in one room. The youngest wants to be held, so I am off for now.