The Red Sox are in the World Series, which means two things at this house: one - the TV is out of the closet and we've got ourselves a brand new set of fancy-pants bunny ears; and two - there is about to be some serious knitting completed. Steve says I'm a playoff fan, and I can't deny that. I'm only interested when it gets close to the end. I moan and groan about the 500 thousand games (really, there are that many - I swear) that get them to this point, and then I jump on in when things get exciting. So, now I'm in...and excited. But man, those games can go on. And the commercials. Ugh. My hands need some busy work, and hats are perfect. With a worsted weight yarn, I can just about complete a hat in the course of two games, depending on how exciting the game is...and how much energy I put into my ice cream.
This would be the Playoffs hat for Calvin (he chose the colors from my stash). Doubling up on the yarn, it made for a really thick hat (this was the desired effect, thankfully). It's based on the pattern in Last Minute Knitted Gifts. He asked for the ear flaps -"but no pompoms, Mom". Ack. When did he get too big for pompoms?
(Thankfully, he's not too big for playing camera with me - this one was his idea.)
Last night was Game One (and a very good start, at that), and therefore, yarn winding, guage swatching, and casting on for the next hat. Everyone in this house needs a new winter hat, and I'm relying on the Red Sox (and the bunny ears) to get me there.
So hey - Go Sox!