Friday, May 15, 2009

Driven to Distraction



Taking Rositta's wise advice, I cast on a new pair of socks to knit while I watch the hockey playoffs. Wisely, I recorded last night's game against the lame Ducks just in case I got called out to see patients. I missed all of the first period, caught half of the second on the radio, and watched most of the third. I got called to see a patient and missed Cleary's controversial winning shot on goal. Not to worry, right? It was recorded... all except the winning goal. Today I'm thankful for YouTube. (The Ducks can consider this goal as justice for game 3).


Anklet socks for moi in merino sock yarn, hand died by SockPixie in the color Crocus Fairy. The cuff is a picot cast on that I always thought too fussy to mess with. I'll definitely do this cast on again with this particular method. It was simple.


I can safely work on the lace and spinning until Sunday when the Wings take to the ice again. Bring it on Chicago. My Swedes are gonna teach you a thing or two about talkin' smack. They happen to skate tall and carry big sticks and are relatively easy to identify. In addition, if you forget their names, you should be able to have a look-see at the Stanley Cup as a reminder of who they are. A few Wings have their names on there more than once. Besides Scotty Bowman, how many of you can say the same? Oh. That's right. None. You haven't won a Stanley Cup since 1961. I'm just saying, get ready to eat some Humble Pie.

8 comments:

Brenda said...

I know too little about hockey to comment there. One day I wish you would video tape yourself knitting, because I can never figure out how you can knit so fast. Better yet...tape yourself knitting and watching the hockey game. Just for my entertainment...ha!

debra said...

I'm not a professional sports aficionado, although my kids and I used to watch the Mighty Ducks all the time :-) The colors in the socks are wondrous---they look so soft. Have a great weekend.

Cheryl said...

I use to LOVE Hockey, but haven't been to a game or watched on TV in so long. You brought back the fun memories.

Love the sock, beautiful colors. Happy Spinning!
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Rositta said...

Smart lady...I can't even remember when the Maple Lucks won the last Stanley cup but every year we live in hope. Nice anklets, I love the picot cast on...ciao

Ruth said...

Don't know anything about ice hockey as not played much here - Australia is beter at field hockey that I used to play as a younger person.

Love the sock yarn - am seriouly coveting it - will have to leatn to knit socks me thinks. - maybe after the baby blankets for the grand babies.

Jane said...

Oh, the Stanley Cup. All I know about it is that I can't watch my favourite British show on CBC because it's been shifted while the hockey's on.
Love those socks. The picot edge looks great. Might have to give it a try myself.

Betty Flocken said...

Congrats on the win!!! My oldest wasn't nearly as happy with the outcome of the game as you were.

Rose said...

I'm definitely going to check out the picot edge; it looks great. Have NO idea about hockey, but that's some pretty impressive smack you're talking!!