Stacy Knits

Ramblings about knitting and whatever else crosses my mind

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Fall's just around the corner

Pretty sad that the last time I knit a single stitch was to finish the Honeymoon Cami posted below. This hot, humid summer just hasn't been that conducive to knitting for me! Fall's almost here, and the knitting bug is again starting to take hold. Yeah, it's still in the mid-80's or higher everyday but hey, the nights are cooler and it's FOOTBALL season! My beloved little Kentucky Wildcats, feared and admired on the basketball court, the laughingstock of the college football world, are back. Bless their little hearts.

Labor Day weekend was wonderful! The weather was perfect. Friday evening, my Mom and I relaxed after a long week by getting manicures and pedicures. Saturday night, the boy and I had dinner on the patio of one of our favorite places with his friends. It was almost cool out as the night went on.

Then came Sunday, the day everyone here's been looking forward to for weeks! Kentucky versus Louisville football! Tailgating began early Sunday, and I've gotta say, the boy's got some good tailgate connections. Most tailgaters had burgers, fried chicken, brats, barbeque, and the like. Our tailgate had pork loin and prime rib. Mmmmmm. Our sole contribution to this was a case of beer and a bottle of Maker's Mark. The seats this year are awesome too! We had a blast before, during, and after the game. It's so much fun to see old friends you only see at football games. It was a great gameday, and the crowd at Commonwealth Stadium was one of the best I've seen in years. We screamed the whole time.

There is little in this world I hate as much as losing to Louisville in anything but we were pretty pleased by the 7 point lost since we were predicted to lose by 22. If our QB wouldn't have fumbled the ball on the 2 yard line on a drive that would have tied or put us ahead, it would have been better. But their fans were the depressed ones after the game, in spite of their win, not us, so ya gotta love that! I even bought a Louisville Sucks t-shirt after the game.

Now we do it all over again on Saturday!

Oh yeah, in case you're wondering, I didn't even seriously consider knitting a tank to wear to the game. I bought a blue t-shirt!

Ah, in knitting news, I'm plotting some winter projects. I mentioned below that I want to do Trellis from Knitty for a friend. I haven't been able to find the Cotton-Ease I'd planned for this in town so I think I'm going to use Caron's Simply Soft or some similar acrylic. I want it to be washable, and I'm not terribly concerned about durability because it's a kid thing.

I need to finish poor Apricot since I'll be able to wear her soon. I really want to make the Vintage Pink Cardigan from the spring Interweave Knits. After that, I'm not quite sure what I want to do. But I'm sure I'll come up with something. Winter knits are so much more fun, and I love the instant gratification of a chunky hat or scarf too.

Thanks for keeping up with my blog everyone, in spite of my long absence! I've been reading almost everyday and try to comment on my favorite people's blogs whenever I can but haven't been that great about it this summer. Once the weather gets colder, I will be back into the blog world, I'm sure.


  • At 2:01 AM, Blogger goodkarma said…

    Welcome back, Stacy! :)

  • At 2:41 PM, Blogger Lauren said…

    Hey Stacy! ;)

    Have a good football season!

  • At 12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hi Stacy, good to hear from you again! I have been slacking off on the blogging too...but I definitely feel a comeback coming on! ~ali (blogger won't let me log in)


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