Mar 19

Slap Stitch was AWESOME!

Posted by Nanc

No, really. We (knitters) had a decent turn out in our section, the Stars won, and I saw a lot of knitting going on. Well, at least a fair amount of yarn and needles; who knows how many stitches got made. Keep reading for more of my account.

What a screaming good time! And I mean that literally. There was cheering and jeering, laughing and crying (from too much/too hard laughter), and a whole lot ‘o fun going on. The game itself was mighty exciting with the sudden death overtime and the bit of blood that was shed. (Not enough for some fans.)

We rode down on the DART in two groups and amazingly found each other in the masses. Nachos and other foods were obtained upon entry, and then it was just a matter of gobbling up our foodstuffs before the game and the knitting started.

A restriction on scissors and metal needles was in place, so I had to take a project that would be small, easy, and on wooden or plastic needles. Well truth be told, I haven’t been knitting much lately. (New job + in-town visitors + outdoor yard work = no knitting time.)

My Mom’s First Socks are on hold since I discovered the two skeins are quite different tones of demin. Matt’s sweater vest (hinted about here) is too big for this trip and frankly the yarn is too nice for that crowd. (Ask me about the stains on my t-shirt if you have any questions by what I mean.) So mitered squares it is!

What, I haven’t told y’all about my mitered squares blanket? Huh… Well, that pretty much explains it all, doesn’t it? I’m knitting mitered squares (from the Mason-Dixon Knitting book) from Sirdar Rio/Breeze leftovers (Squid blanket and Diva Baby blanket). Right now, I’m simply knitting the squares. Size and recipient will be figured out on the other end of this project. For now, it’s just for fun.

Which brings us back to the hockey game. Very little knitting was accomplished by me as I was busy shouting to the players down on the ice. And laughing with my grrls. And clapping sexily. (Don’t ask.)

I expect that there will be more knitting sports events in our future, preferably indoor or cooler events like this. Heck, maybe we’ll move on to concert and cultural events, too. Wouldn’t that be a hoot?! But for now, I need to get back to my home, quiet-time, relaxing knitting… although I may still scream out a few encouragements when called for. Just for the sport of it.

6 Responses to “Slap Stitch was AWESOME!”

  1. Jen da Purse Ho Says:

    OMG….that pic of Botgurl is HILARIOUS. I’m glad you chose not to put up that pic of me pouting like a whiny baby. hahahaah.
    your mitered squares are so pretty!

  2. Rachel Says:

    Dense question: Are you knitting the mitered squares in the round? Splain it to me please?

  3. mk Says:

    Nancy! It was great to see you at Slap Stitch. I never get to SnB all the way from Denton; so, I never get to see y’all, but I will try to make it down some day soon.

    I wish the hockey game was more conducive (Sp?) to socializing, but we had to knit and cheer our guys on – so plenty to do.

    Knit Happy,

  4. Bot Gurl Says:

    I’m really digging your blanket colors!

  5. P-la Says:

    Nobody claps the way you do! One of the many reasons I love you.

  6. chris Says:

    I dunno how I missed this post before, but I did! That pic of Lilyan is soooo good!

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