Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WIP Wedneday - Hockey Knitting

After watching game 1 last night of the Pens/Senators series, I have calmed down a bit.  The series is still going to hard fought and gritty but I liked the Pens play last night better than anything in the first series against the Islanders.

As I mentioned in my first playoff post, I really got into crochet and knitting during the 2009-2010 season because it was just enough distraction that I could watch the game but not get so invested that the vein in my forehead would pulse.

In all seriousness, it was bound that I would knit because I really liked to crochet but wanted to learn something new, so here we are 4ish years later and I am still working on new and interesting things.  But as any knitter in the Pens Rav Group will tell you, superstition is a very tricky thing.

Tropical Ginger Hitchhiker

Ooo Stripes!

During the first series, I picked up the Hitchhiker.  I had already started it and it's turning out really pretty and the pattern is super easy.  So why switch when one project is close to being done.  I have 32 teeth done and need to get to at least 42.

As the series went on, the Pens play was mediocre but I kept knitting and watching.  During the last game, I got so exasperated  I put my knitting down and picked up my ipad and started to read a book because it could block out the screen.  It wasn't an immediate recovery, but they ended up wining.  When I then thought back to the other games the Pens won, the hitchhiker was no where near my fingers when they played well.  So into the craft bag for you dear shawl.  See you on non- game days.

Candy Skein Leftie


So last night, I picked up the Leftie to knit the last part of the green leaf.  I had worked on it a bit last Thursday but didn't finish the row.  I wanted to finish the row and then I was going to go back to the hitchhiker.  However, when I looked up at the game while my hands worked the stitches I noticed the play on the screen.  These were not the pod penguins that showed up in series 1 these were the guys I knew and loved.  So my hands kept knitting.  I worked on that shawl all night.  Back and forth I went in the grey and the team was very dominant in the offensive zone.

Here is what has been accomplished so far

As they played, I realized I just found my playoff knitting.  But there is some credence to this project.  Tami from CandySkein is a Pens fan and since she dyed the yarn there was definitely good juju on the yarn.  Seriously, these things matter!

I know to those who may not follow the sport, this account seems a little silly but as hockey fans we are very superstitious.


It's only weird if it doesn't work!  (I know it's about football but it still applies here!)


Okay that's better.

#LETSGOPENS  For other WIPs check out Tami's Amis and Frontier Dreams

<3 Heather

10 comments:

  1. Love this post. Hey, it's a scientific fact, you just proved it!

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    1. Thanks! I am an engineer so scientific tests are my thing :)

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  2. Too funny. Your shawls are both beautiful, even if the one is "benched" for the playoffs!

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  3. I love both your shawls. They're turning out so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! I am really pleased with them even though one is benched.

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  4. I'm glad you are having a great time! Life is too short to not have those moments where you kick back knit and watch some amazing TV. Oh course you know I'm in love with both of those projects, they are happy projects for sure.

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    1. Thanks Pumpkin! I really needed this summer. School kicked my butt and I need some time to get life straight.

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  5. Hmm, Leftie you say? I wonder if it's the pattern, perhaps I can cast one on for Wimbledon...yours and the Hitchhiker both look great, I love the colors!

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    1. It could be the pattern. I would do it and let me know the outcome because I may have to keep one on the needles for all of my favorite sport teams.

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