Hello! My name is Lynn (Singular Stitches) and I'm a new addition to this KAL, and finding this KAL is perfect timing. I used to watch every Pens hockey game (being able to go see Mario Lemieux play in his prime was indeed a treat). Some time around planning my wedding (which was over 8 years ago!), I was just too busy and got away from hockey. Every year, I'd have great intentions but never actually sat down to watch a game. I decided that THIS year, I'd get back into watching, but also just started classes this term, so I missed the first 4 or so games and would probably have started watching 'next season'.
I watched the Pens-Devils game this evening, and although we lost, it was really cool to watch a game again (and it was a great game). It was as if I didn't take an 8-year holiday.
During the game, I made a Kitty Snugglie. Remember a few years ago when Wendy (of Wendy Knits!) and some other knitters led a Critter Knitters KAL? There is a charity website that offers direction for crafters who want to craft for their furry friends by making blankets for animals in shelters across the US (and maybe Canada?) called the Hugs for Homeless Animals: Snuggles Project which may have been an offshoot from (or inspiration for?) Critter Knitters.
I found a local shelter on the Snuggles website and will be making Snugglies during the Pens games I watch. The one I made tonight is crochet (yes, I know this is a knitting KAL :o) but I happened to have the correct crochet needle handy and didn't feel like searching through my knitting needles.
Appropriately, my first Snugglie has some Pens colors...
My other crafty pursuits (and kitties) are on my blog, Singular Stitches.
Let's go Pens!
And it's been too funny seeing the Jagr/Rangers comments here. Last time I remember seeing him play, he was a young'un just off the boat, with this long locks flying out behind him. (and wearing a Pens uniform!... :o)