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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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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20 Comments:

Anonymous Dipsy said...

LOL - Ravelry is a deep black hole indeed - but at least we're not alone there ;)
I love the Fetchings you did, they look ever so soft and warm! Hockey? What's that? Would you believe that I haven't been to the ice arena once this season? Missed a few victories, but now they start losing - as expected. Duh. Le sigh. ;) Enjoy your hockey season!

8:16 AM, October 25, 2007  
Blogger Bridget said...

Ah, Ravelry - if only work was as interesting, I'd sure get a lot done!

You are not the only one having a so-so sports season. Let's just say I've been doing lots of sighing ...

Those Fetchings look nice, and I LOVE the scarf! I hope I can knit again soon ...

9:01 AM, October 25, 2007  
Blogger Ava said...

the GYM! I knew I had been avoiding it for a good reason - it takes time away from my knitting. Ravelry is enough of a time suck. But given that my winter wardrobe is probaby too small now, I'd better drag my a__ to mine!

Love those Fetchings. They're my favorite color!

1:19 PM, October 25, 2007  
Blogger Beth said...

What a fun scarf! - I really should make one of those.

8:09 PM, October 25, 2007  
Blogger Brigitte said...

OK. Everyone's teams are doing better than the Leafs! Oh, the word here is that heads are going to roll soon.

But, hubby being the diehard Leafs fan I'm sure he is (is there any other kind?!) will stick by them to the bitter end!

6:24 AM, October 26, 2007  
Anonymous Carrie K said...

The Fetchings are cute? Can you do a single length layout of your scarf? I can't figure out the geometry of it.

4:27 PM, October 27, 2007  
Blogger Carol said...

I was beginning to worry about you! What's your Rav name? Love the new projects, that is one cool scarf!

6:50 PM, October 27, 2007  
Anonymous twig said...

We shall not speak of the hockey season. *sigh*

12:48 AM, October 28, 2007  
Blogger Knitting Novice said...

Love the PSU scarf!
Go PSU!

10:41 AM, November 01, 2007  
Blogger Carol said...

Are we gonna have to send out the blog police again?

9:33 PM, November 09, 2007  
Blogger Life's a Stitch said...

I have given in to too many UFO's thanks to the temptation of Ravelry.
Li

9:22 PM, November 10, 2007  
Blogger betzi said...

Barb we have missed you at Knit Night! Love the scarf--its great! I'm all about that pattern, but i can see where weaving in ends could be a bit of a bear.

As for the black hole that is ravelry--uh, yeah. My blog has suffered greatly under its effects. in fact, I haven't posted since I joined. I'm such a blad blogger!

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving! Maybe we'll see you soon!

9:32 PM, November 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, but you must post on your blog within the first week of the new year or.....well, something will happen.

(What do you threaten the Accident Prone Knitter with, anyway? lol).

Happy New Year, Barb!

10:49 PM, December 31, 2007  
Anonymous Carrie K said...

Anonymous my eye. Sorry about that! Next time I get a shorter blog name. Patience my eye.

10:50 PM, December 31, 2007  
Blogger Carol said...

OK, Happy Halloween, Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy new Year! I think that covers it.

11:12 PM, January 10, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Barb...you still there???

2:26 PM, February 14, 2008  
Blogger Carol said...

OK, now I'm really getting worried. Are you OK?

9:17 PM, April 03, 2008  
Blogger Life's a Stitch said...

When are you coming up out of that black hole?

3:06 AM, April 19, 2008  
Anonymous Joanne said...

Great looking knitting projects!

I've been known to get lost in Ravelry, too. I totally understand.

I don't watch baseball, but I did hear about the game that ran for 22 innings. Oh my!

I'll be glued to the TV tonight for the Avs/Red Wings game.

GO AVs!!

1:08 PM, April 24, 2008  
Anonymous KnittyOtter said...

How are you doing? o.0

9:53 AM, February 26, 2009  

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