Hello all, what a busy two weeks I have had. Work is kinda crazy with a project going live and my class is a bit intense, but hockey is back! I know that I am basically answering one of the questions for my Blogiversary (see big link above!) but I am just so happy to have hockey back on the air.
For those of you who may not know, the NHL was in a lockout due to contract re-negotiations for the collective bargaining agreement (CBA). As a fan, this stoppage was annoying and frustrating but it's over an the excitement is pretty awesome. I don't know what it about hockey. I love the speed and precision of 6 players flying around on the ice a mile a minute. It's intense and always can turn on you at any moment.
As a result, I love the Penguins. They are my favorite but I love the sport. The rivalries are great and the players and owners are amazing and generous. Let's Go Pens!
|Image from Wikipedia|
But the best thing about hockey, is hockey knitting. Seriously, a huge driver of my knitting and crocheting throughout the year is to keep my hands busy while I watch the game. While watching the playoffs in 2008 and the following year 2009 I could feel my blood pressure go up and my anxiety build as the games got more intense. So when I started to knit, I realized how a bit of distraction kept me from throwing my TV out the window. As a result, a ton of knitted objects are completed.
So this weekend when the season started, I made sure my knitting was handy and got so much done as a result. Let's check out the yarny goodness!
Sun and Stars Trillian
|I am so pleased with how the colors are coming together!|
Really what I love is the yarn. I had been acquiring skeins of Wollmeise over the summer but hadn't found the guts to crack open the hank and use the yarn. Really the skeins are beautiful just to look at. So with this pattern I knew it was time try out the yarn.
I am so happy with it. The colors are intense and not bleed into my skin or my needles like some other saturated colored yarn I have tried. but the colors are just popping in their own special way, I particularly love the way the color pooled in the middle there. I feel like it's a shooting star amid a sea of sun beams and starry night. I just keep picking it up to see what will happen next.
Hue Shift Afghan
|All the pretty hues!|
Sweet Azalea Blanket
|Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend!|
But really, when you combine wool, silk and cashmere what wouldn't be soft and luxurious! So thanks to the amazing yarn, I keep working at this shawl. I want to finish the first skein soon so I can gauge the size of the finished shawl.
Well that's it for this week. For other WIPs check out Tami's Amis and Frontier Dreams
And Remember, It's a great day for hockey!!