Baseball, Sox 4 My Sister and SP Madness
My sister modeled one completed sock before we headed out for an Oakland A's vs. the Seattle Mariner's baseball game. I knit this pair on size 0's and it was coming out just a skosh too small for me but perfect for her size 4.5 feet.
Here, in homage to the Yarn Harlot school of traveling sock photography, Mr. Sock enjoys the view from the BART train:
And here he takes in the warm up while waiting for his cold beer. (Cup holders make great yarn holders)
Two things of note happened during this game:
1) In the 3rd Inning, Adam Melhus hit a GRAND SLAM which pretty much set the pace for a 12-6 win over the Mariners. (Hey K, he was born in Santa Clara!)
2) In the 5th Inning, I turned the heel on my sock from memory and without looking at my cheat sheet! So, as a have-to-repeat-something-100-times-before-I-Get-It-knitter, this means I can now knit a sock from memory, yay!
Note to self: when your Team hits a Grand Slam and you throw your arms up in the air--don't forget that you're holding knitting needles. Luckily, there was no one next to me and no eyes were poked out but I did manage to pull about 4 feet of yarn out of my bag
In other news, I have become the Tracy Flick of Secret Paling and, in a bit of overzealousness, I realized that I have signed up for:
1) Knitty.com's SP 07
2) The One Skein Swap
3) The Cheap A$$ SP 2
4) Project Spectrum's post card swap
Luckily, these take more creativity than cash and it's fun so I won't need to take out a second mortgage in order to play.