Accident Prone Knitter

Here you will find musings about knitting, home renovation, travelling, sports and the myriad of things I delight in. "Out into the brimming, sun bathed world I sped"

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Location: Central Pennsylvania, United States

I've lived in California, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Toronto and Pennsylvania. I'm a retired police officer, and I've worked in accounting and payroll related fields for the last several years.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Some FO's

I haven't disappeared, I just got sucked into the black hole that is Ravelry. Anyone else have that problem? I joined up with some area knitters on Ravelry and have started getting together with them on the Thursdays my usual group doesn't get together. MFB and I joined a gym and we're working out at least three nights a week and it's also hockey season.

I have finished two projects and am actively working on two others. My niece who is in her second year at the University of Toronto has asked me to make her a pair of Fetchings. I made these with Cascade 220 Superwash and it is 813. I'm also working on a Farrow Rib Scarf Pattern from the Little Box of Scarves out of the same wool.

The scarf was put on hold when I realized that the Penn State Mens Ice Hockey team had their annual fund raising auction and I needed to come up with something in about two weeks time. I tried two different patterns, and then found this Kureopatora's Snake Pattern. I used Cascade 220 Wool color 8505 white and Cascade 220 Heathers color 9449 Blue. I picked these up last November on a trip to URI for a hockey weekend. The colors are a perfect match for Penn State blue and white. Loved the pattern, most people have made this with Noro, not with two different colors. Let me tell you, weaving in all the ends was a bit time consuming.

I've started my Clapotis but no decent pictures at this time.

Now on to sports:
First off is the World Series. It's the Sox vs the Rocks - Colorado Rockies that is. What the heck is happening to them in the first game? Too much time off is what I think, but I'm no baseball expert.
NFL - My Denver Broncos are not having a great year, however they did beat the Steelers on Sunday - JUST. That Jason Elam is money.
NHL - My Colorado Avalanche are doing better than MFB's Toronto Maple Leafs.

ACHA Hockey - That would be Penn State Icers who won their first four games of the season. The teams they played were ranked much lower than the Icers. The next weekend they were away on a long bus trip to Illinois. I listened to the broadcast and it was not pretty. Penn State went into the weekend ranked #1 and played the #2 ranked team. They lost both games, and the rankings flip flopped. This past weekend we hosted Ohio University Bobcats who were ranked #4 and is a long standing rivalry. Friday night we lost in a shootout and then we won Saturday.

This coming weekend we host Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Friday night and then play Scranton on Saturday and Sunday. It's a short road trip for me so I'll be making the trip with a friend and her two little girls. MFB gets to ride the bus!

Some more travel plans for me the two weekends after that. More on that later as I can't take anymore of this Rockies game. MFB just reminded me, it is the first game of the series.

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