Saturday, August 18, 2007
Two weeks and counting down...
Until it's FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE!!! The Vols are getting ready for tonight's scrimmage and I'm getting ready by knitting with the Football-a-long KAL. Yup, knitters are screaming crazy football fanatics too :-)
So the 1st (preseason) challenge for the Football-a-long was to knit a team-oriented teddy bear sweater to be donated to charity. Hmmm...that *is* a challenge for me since sweater knitting, even tiny sweater knitting, hasn't really been my thing as of late. in fact I've never done anything like this before. But I went to the suggested website and downloaded some patterns and came up with some orange and white yarn. I had kind of decided to not do this challenge, but I was in a funky mood last night and decided to give it a whirl. I'm knitting a top-down raglan sweater in 2 colors (both are new techniques to me) using worsted weight acrylic and size 4 dpns. My little furry friend volunteered (get it, VOLUNTEERed) to try on my Tennessee orange and white sweater, shown here during the 2nd fitting to determine proper fit of the sleeves and chest). So far things are going well, but the true Tennessee touch is yet to come. Stay tuned!!!!