I have been working on my new mystery KAL hat bit by bit, and it’s going fine. There are a lot of the twisted stitches, which are not good for me, so I’m using my cable needle.
I can’t show you much because it’s a mystery KAL and my friends might see this. But this won’t spoil anything.
In other news, today was the girl’s last baseball game of the summer. She had a rough start and wanted to quit, but she stuck it out and ended up having a really good season. I’m proud of her.
as you can see, summer in San Francisco is cold and foggy. I myself was wearing a down coat and hand knit gloves, and I was still cold.
Does your local baseball team/stadium host Stitch ‘n’ Pitch? It’s a cool thing where groups of knitters/crocheters/etc get a block of seats together for a home game and there is generally some swag involved.
Tonight was such a night in San Francisco!
I, fan of no sport, went to a Giants game!
I spotted stitchers a few rows ahead, albeit not of the knitting/crocheting type.
My knitting group and I had fun! I learned that watching the game is actually fun and exciting! (More so when you’ve been with your kids nonstop for 7 weeks and finally get a long break and don’t even have to put them to bed!!)
We were treated to a lovely view on the way out.
And this cool notions bag was the swag for the evening. Cool!
Thanks, San Francisco Giants/ATT&T Stadium!
I almost finished the Giants-themed cowl I was working on! Just a few more rows! I guess I’ll have to pay more attention to baseball so I can wear it on game days? 😜
Confession: I grew up in a state with a pretty good football team, and now I live in a city with both an excellent baseball AND football team. Pretty cool, right? Except that… I’m not a sports fan. I’m just not! I even tried to conjure up some team spirit the last time the Giants were in the World Series, but I couldn’t. I’d much rather watch Firefly, Dr. Who, Downton Abbey, or old episodes of Friends.
However, the Wee Girl likes the idea of being a Giants or Niners fan, and her school had a Giants Day in support of the Giants being in the World Series again. For this, they were encouraged to wear black and orange Giants gear instead of their usual uniforms. Conundrum! We have no Giants gear! I even went to Target at the last minute, but they’d been cleared out, due to the Giants qualifying for the World Series! So I did what any crafty mom would do, I improvised a Giants headband out of yarn I had on hand, so she’d have something to wear.
Cheaper than a jersey!
Using size 9 needles, I casted on about 12 stitches, and knit garter stitch until it was long enough. Then I knitted the flower from the headband in Stitch ‘n’ Bitch Nation, and sewed it on. Voila, instant fan gear!
Very happy with her “Giants gear.”
Her teacher gushed over it, so I decided to make one for her as well. She’s a San Francisco native, so she’s really into the Giants!
Because I had a little more time to think it over, I doubled the yarn and used bigger needles. I finished the headband during one soccer practice (with interruptions), and the flower in less than one movie (with interruptions). I hope she likes it!