Wednesday, November 29, 2006
How about this? If my team goes down the proverbial "terlet", I'll knit something for Twig's charity of choice. And if the Sabres do what they always do (hee hee), I'll expect a hat for my Veteran's Xmas Project from the Twigster.
Last chance ... or are we chicken?????
Monday, November 27, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
So little good hockey news for the Wild. They've hit a bit of a slump and so have I, as far as charity knitting has gone. I've spent far more time watching youth hockey lately. (DS had a hockey tourney this weekend and has another one next weekend - whew!) And as a result, I have made tremendous progress on Christmas knitting, which is a priority this time of year anyway.
I thought I'd share what I have been working on for Christmas. Eight pair of slippers knitted and fulled, three that are embellished so far.
I miss watching the Wild and am hoping to get back into the swing of things soon. Go WILD!
I was wrong.
With 2.2 seconds left in overtime, the Rangers scored and I let out a scream of joy. I've never seen Shelby move so fast. She had her fat little body (that had been snoring a second before) up and off the couch and across the room before I knew what was happening. Poor thing. (I hate overtime, though had it gone to a shoot out, I'm confident we would have won -- just not so sure about a win in overtime)
Tonight the Sabres visit the Garden. I've been trying to find someone who will pipe anestisine gas (but we're still trying to find out where Capt. Sisko gets his) into the Sabres locker room. I'll let you know if I'm successful.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
I wanted to make the trip so husband came with me rather than going on the team bus. Great news, the Icers swept the series and if rumor is correct, gave URI their first two losses in the arena they've been in for the last four years. The new rankings won't be out for another week - it will be interesting to see what happens.
NHL news - yep Jonesy's team beat the Leafs the other night to go 1-1 with the Leafs for the season. Sigh. My Avalanche finally won a game the other night after going down 3 straight games. Right now their leading Vancouver 2-0 at the end of the 2nd. We're making a quick day trip down to Baltimore tomorrow so it's up early for me in the am I probably won't watch the 3rd.
Oh, knitting news? None. Spent the weekend painting. Hope you all had a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
I could not, could not, could not get the blue anywhere near the actual shade. It's more of an electric royal blue, and if you look at it for too long in fluorescent light, it messes with your eyes. And that's okay, because the sweater is going to this guy:
Check out those eyelashes! Don't they look fake? This is Buddy, and he's a schnauzer puppy (23 weeks). He belongs to a friend of the family I'm living with, and his owner recently lost her other dog. He got his first haircut last week (she doesn't like the regular schnauzer beard look, so he's just got a puppy cut right now), and it was mentioned in passing that the Canadian mornings are getting chillier for the morning walks, so while his owner was otherwise distracted, I took Buddy's measurements. I'm sneaky like that.
Oh, and another thing that happened today?
My Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Wild. Oh, that felt good. :)
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
I'm cautiously optimistic that things are turning around for the bigger picture. In the smaller picture, I'm ecstatic that we shut out the defending Stanley Cup winner.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Woo Hoo! LOTS of goals last night against Tampa. We love lots of goals. No hat-tricks though :(
Except this one! It's for the Open Door Mission for the Homeless in Rochester -- a kids cap that I made up as I went along. Cool and goofy at the same time.
So, Wednesday we'll attempt to rake the Leafs again, Friday les Habs, and Sunday --- Twig's Rangers!
How 'bout this Twig, whoever loses will knit something for the other's charity?
Monday, November 20, 2006
DD and I weren't feeling well Thursday so we couldn't go to the game but I did watch it on TV. Losing it in the 3rd!!! To the worst team in the league. (Sorry Philly fans) Crap. Kings, you need some muscle and a goalie, Hello!!! Can't wait to see them get whipped by San Jose!! Or at least a good fight once in a while. Where is Kip Brennan when you need him? Or George Parros Oh yeah, he's with the Ducks. Ahem...
My knitting while watching is not really charity knitting, but it's for a good person. My BFs mom has not been well for the past month and now needs a walker/wheel chair. She's been moved to Northern Nevada and she was afraid her feet would get cold. I offered to knit socks for her. The look on her face was wonderful. So I quickly ordered yarn for 2 pairs and started a pair of Fast Florida Footies using Cascade Fixation. Forgot to take pix.
Have a wonderful week and
Saturday, November 18, 2006
I shoulda slept. *laugh* Those silly penguins won. *sigh* I was knitting on a sweater (non-charity knitting -- perhaps that jinxed the Rangers) and I was knitting quickly on a caffeine high. I even was fast in correcting the 3 miscrossed cables I did during my speed knitting.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
The Rangers are playing better than they started out the season, but it's still up and down as far as winning. Case in point, they won against the New Jersey Devils last night after getting 3 goals in 90 seconds. Yes, you read that right. Three goals in 90 seconds.
Tonight, though, they lost against Carolina.
But I did get another hat done for charity. So I guess today wasn't a complete loss.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Here it is -- blanket in progress. I must say, I prefer the baby hats -- I feel more of a sense of completion, so I may go back to that for November.
IF I can survive more nail-biting Sabres games, that is. Good-bye Hurricanes! We blew you away, but not until losing a 3 goal lead. Arghhh
And what's with the officiating? Anyone who watched clearly saw our goalie get pounced on, but no penalty shot. I guess the refs forgot to bring their seeing eye dogs to the game.
Jonesy (who may need Valium)
Monday, November 13, 2006
Here is my first FO and WIP from this weekend's games on the road. Won one, lost one this weekend. We're struggling without Gaborik (get well, soon, Gabby!) on offense. But it was a great game to watch last night. Hats off to the Ducks. They played well. Off to Phoenix next!
Sunday, November 12, 2006
The boys are wreaking havoc with my fingernails (bitten to the quick) and my blood pressure. Thank goodness I'm knitting a log cabin garter stitch baby blanket (Project Linus) and nothing complicated during the games.
*sigh* I have a few days to recover.
ps Twig -- Our teams are back-to-back in December. Another little wager????
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Toronto's definitely proving they can win without Sundin :)
I've nearly finished my first bear. It just needs stuffing and a little seaming. I've started a second. Pictures to follow tomorrow, hopefully with a little gloating because the Wild are hot, hot, hot! With a 10-4-0 record, we're hard to beat. Go Wild!
Friday, November 10, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Well, so much for bragging about the Wild. I tried to stay awake for the game but only made it half way. Which was probably a blessing, since the Wild lost 1-3.
The West Coast games are just too late for me, since I get up most mornings by 5 am at the latest but I'm impressed by how fast the bear is knitting up. Half a game = half a bear, more or less. It's pretty mindless, so I can watch the game when it's intense, like the entire second period last night, when the Wild couldn't seem to stay out of the penalty box. The Sharks have the best power play in the league right now, so every power play was a nail-biter.
Hang in there, boys. We'll take the next one!
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
I actually finished this a few weeks ago but only just got around to sharing it... it is for the Red Scarf Project.
(click for details about the pattern & yarns)
I have to admit though that I have not been great with my charity knitting while watching hockey... a few last minute gifts came up on top of a busy work schedule. But as soon as I finish a bit of homework I will be casting on for a new Dulaan hat.
Go Habs Go!!
The Wild are off to a fantastic start but I'll try not to brag - too much.
Our HCI's management took it so far lately that things got out of control, I think they were pretty close to quit everything and call it a day. Their last stunt was that they wanted to take our superstar Todd Elik from us - he's the guy who did, what, 600 NHL games, he's 40 now and still scores and assists like mad, and you just don't get such players over here in the Austrian league. He's a genius and the best player in the league, but he's also a diva, he got kicked out of all his teams so far - and last week HCI suspended him due due to "inappropriate behaviour". The management's mistake was that they didn't tell publicly why this happened - we all knew what was going on, but we would have needed an official statement, which we didn't get.
And so the last home-game (which was broadcast at TV) was one heck of a boycott, the fanclub refused to do anything - no clapping, no cheering, no drums, no songs, the whole stadium was deadly silent, and most people came along wearing black T-Shirts with a big "12" on them - Elik's number. Yeah, I *love* revolutions, LOL - "hasta la victoria siempre" ;)
The team - who were the main reason why Elik was suspended - wanted to show how well they can play without him... well, buuuhuuh! They stumbled along the ice like drowned frogs and got a 6:1 kick-in-the-butt - with an absolutely inferior and intolerable play. Powerplay without Elik? No way! Special teams without Elik? No way! No good passes, no good moves, no nothing - and all this in deep silence. Hah - I loved that, I really did.
And what did we get? Elik's back ;) No longer suspended, off to rock our ice again - and now no one shouldn't say anything about "Fans can't move a thing" anymore ;)
I watched a lot of NHL-games lately via Yahoo and Google Video and loved what I saw - yay for Vanek!!! But, for heaven's sake, the only way to get him for next year's Austrian World Cup team (and we desperately need him!) would be the Sabres not getting into the Play-Offs - not that I'd hope that ;( How in all the world can they do the World Cup while the NHL's still playing? This is beyond me, absolutely!
Have fun, ladies!
Monday, November 06, 2006
The Icers are currently ranked 3rd and they defeated both 13th ranked West Virginia 6-0 and unranked Drexell 11-0. This weekend gave our Sophmore goalie his 2nd & 3rd shutouts of the season. The games got a little boring as one sided games do, but the scores weren't too surprising considering the rankings. Of course if a team gets lazy the game can turn on them in a heartbeat.
My charity knitting update is this Herringbone Rib scarf I finished and donated to the Icers Booster Club as an item to be included in the auction we held Saturday night to benefit the team. We raised quite a bit to help with the teams travel, equipment and tutoring budget. Here's a close up of the stitch pattern.
Back to watching the Leafs take on the Flyers - Darcy Tucker in the penalty box in the first two minutes of play - gee what a surprise, NOT. Tomorrow night Kelly's Kings visit Denver to face an AVALANCHE. Go Av's Go. Good luck Kelly.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
What a ride. And ... what a hat! I have to confess I didn't make all of it during the game -- the bottom part was salvaged from a scarf I started last year and hated, but didn't want to frog. Then I got the idea to sew the ends together, pick up along the top, and voila! Hat for charity.
Tomorrow night, Bflo v. Leafs. I hear the team is bringing rakes instead of hockey sticks!
(psssst. Twig. Sunday is getting closer!)
Thursday, November 02, 2006
I always wear my NYR jersey when I watch the games but I wonder should I not? Would that upset the routine so they'd win more? Or, would that upset the routine so they'd win less? Ah... the pain of being superstitious about wearing a jersey. Should I wear it or should I not?
I don't really care for the routine as it is. I like the Win one part, but not so crazy about the Lose one part. But the really good news is that if it continues, we'll lose tonight against San Jose but we'll win the next game we play after that.
Which, um... let's see...when is that? Could it be? Yes, it's Sunday. And the NYRs will be playing the Sabres. AND THE RANGERS WILL WIN!
A loss tonight I can deal with. I won't change my jersey wearing habits so that the routine will stay the same. And you, my dear Jonesy, are going DOWN!
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
MFB was listening to his Maple Leafs on XM as he was travelling up to visit his family in Canada. The Leafs downed the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2.
On the knitting, I do hats for a charity my sister is affiliated with and premie hats/booties for the hospital. Better get crackin on both fronts. By the way my name is Kelly. Have a great day. Go Kings!!! Play Hard!!!