Saturday, November 10, 2007

Oskee Wow Wow!*

If you don't care about football, skip down to the picture of my hand....

I'm not much of a football fan. My high school didn't have a football team, although our basketball team was good. I went to the University of Illinois during the 1970s, when the football team there wasn't very good. I went to a lot of football games, but they were social events -- I sat with a group of about 30 friends and rarely knew what was happening on the field.

So, I don't take it personally when the football team isn't so great, although it's nice when they do well. This has been a good year -- the Illini have won more games this year than in the three previous seasons combined. It didn't upset me at all when they lost to Iowa a few weeks ago.

But this afternoon -- well, this afternoon they BEAT the number 1 ranked team in the country (and perpetual Big Ten powerhouse) Ohio State! The fact that this win also messed the post-season plans of tOSU -- they insist on being called THE Ohio State University -- makes it all the more sweet. I'm wearing my orange and blue tonight!

Since the score was 7-7 within the first two minutes of the game, I decided that it wasn't the time to work on the Honeybee Stole (although I did work on it a bit last night). Instead, I cast on for these:

Bus Stop Mitt

I'm calling these the Bus Stop Mittens, because the pattern is based on the Subway Mittens in the Winter 2007 IK. I'm making a fair number of changes to the pattern. The big adventure thus far was the corrugated rib cuff, which went very nicely. It was the first time I ever actually held yarn in both hands while knitting, and now I'm excited to do more. I'm thinking about the Kilm Gloves, also in the Winter IK, although perhaps it would be smarter to begin with something with fewer colors and fewer fingers. Maybe Eunny's Endpaper Mitts. Suggestions?

*Oskee Wow Wow is a turn-of-the-20th-century phrase/cheer found in both Illinois fight songs.

5 comments:

twig said...

I vote for the Endpaper Mitts. Or the gloves. heheheh I'm no help am I?

Chris said...

Gloves = 10 thumbs = ewwwww! :) Corrugated ribbing is lovely, isn't it?

Amysatx said...

I'd love to see some Endpaper Mitts. I think they are beautiful!

Bezzie said...

I love it when #1s get upset. Maybe someday they'll abolish that stupid BCS system that ranks them as #1...this football season has certainly been a start!

Nice mittens! I love those colors!

AndreaLea said...

That was an awesome game! We were all so happy for Illinois. If only Michigan had won too...