Friday, August 31, 2007


Ahhhh... My son's first scrimmage as a High School student! He's down there in one of those fine yellow shirts. Apparently their practice jerseys don't have numbers but fortunately my mother's intuition allowed me make a quick scan of those yellow jerseys with black helmets and quickly identify my son.

Okay, well my 13 yo son was a bit of a help... he knew what his brother's shoes looked like. Fortunately he was one of the few with white shoes... and even better, he had on tall black socks.

See him up there standing right next to the coach in the white shirt and red hat? So then all I had to do was keep my eyes on the shoe/sock combo so I could see him on the field pictured below... can you? He's a linebacker if that helps (wouldn't help me by the way).

No? Maybe this helps...

And that's all I watch... white shoes. Those white shoes made some great tackles today!

As for knitting... today I started the Retro Redux Shrug from the Lace Style. I've wanted to knit this since I first got the book but didn't know if it would be practical. Actually, I've wanted to knit a shrug for a long time but I kept thinking they were going to go out of style before I finished one. Not to mention the concern over whether or not I could pull one off. But when I found this new yarn by Berroco I figured I'd give it a go.

It's a nylon/acrylic blend, but feels wonderful. Very soft and squishy... and only $5.50 for 210 yds! So we'll see what becomes of the $11 shrug.

BTW - thank you for your compliments on the sock in my last post. The pattern is Floral Lace Anklets also from Lace Style.


Leslie said...

Isn't that new Comfort yarn great? I haven't knit anything with it, but I have spent some time at my local LYS feeling it up. lol

It is so soft! It would make a great shrug.

Sarah said...

I hope he's having fun in high school! I can't wait to see the shrug, I keep toying with the idea but not sure I can pull it off either, I don't think they are made for curvy women. I love that color you're using!

Yarnhog said...

Yup. I can only identify my football-playing 7-year-old by his little bubble butt. I can only tell it's him if he's standing sideways. But it's great knitting time.

I saw that Comfort yarn when a distributor brought some to my LYS while I was there. It's hard to believe it's a synthetic--and machine wash and dry! I haven't tried it yet, but I'll bet it would be perfect for baby and kid knits.