Saturday, October 09, 2010

Sailors, Skies, and Of Course, Football

Sailor hat #3 is done!

I wanted something that could be worn by either a man or a woman, but not just another plain hat.  I searched through all my old knitting magazines, but I just couldn't find a hat pattern that appealed to me.  So, I did what any good knitter would do.  I adapted the Roundabout Sock pattern to make this one. I am pleased with the way it turned out, though if I ever do it again, I'll do the decreases differently.  Oh, I would have decreased the same way, I just would have stopped the yarn overs a row or two sooner. This is the last hat I'm going to make for this project.  I have quite a bit of leftover yarn, though, that I could make more hats from.  Just gotta find another project.

The good news is, while searching for a hat pattern, I found my Socks Soar on Two Circulars book!  I'd been looking for this book for years--literally.  I've wanted to do the Columbine Peaks socks again, in a wool yarn this time.  They did OK in the cotton blend I used, but I think the pattern would work better in wool. 

For your Saturday Sky, once again, a sky free of clouds.

 We've had no rain at all since September 11, and no significant rain since the beginning of August.  There isn't any rain in the forecast either, until the end of October at least.  We are under a state wide burn ban.  I can't remember it ever being so dry, not since I moved here.

Texas had their bye week, so there will be no Gratuitous Garrett Gilbert photo today.  There was still plenty of excitement in today's football action.  Number 1 Alabama was knocked off by #19 South Carolina.  I didn't watch that game because it was on CBS.  Since we switched to digital, my CBS reception has been spotty at best.  So, I watched Arkansas hold off Texas A&M in a game full of mistakes and sloppy play. 

Then LSU, whew!  After last week's wacky finish, I didn't think it could get any more exciting.  But the Mad Hatter did it again.  It was crazy.  LSU turned the ball over twice, and Florida scored both times.  Then LSU got the lead back, then Florida ran a kick off back for a touchdown.  The lead was going back and forth and back and forth the whole game.  Finally, Florida had the lead, and there was less than a minute left in the game.  LSU lined up for a field goal that would have tied the game and sent it into overtime.  Only they faked it instead.  It wasn't the thing of beauty that Matt Flynn and Colt David pulled off in 2007, but it worked, and Josh Jasper got the first down.  A couple of plays later, Jarrett Lee hit Terrence Tolliver for the game winning touchdown with just 6 seconds left on the clock.

Final score:  LSU 33, Florida 29.  And half of my head turned gray.   These last minute come from behind victories are too much for my old ticker to take.  I'm giving up football.  

At least until tomorrow.

1 comment:

lengelbert said...

Thank you so much for your contributions to the Hats for Sailors project. People like you really make a difference. Shanti's Mommy


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