The start of the 2011 NFL Football Season is less than a week away.
Its time to get your knitting/crochet projects ready for your Sunday & Monday night routine (and sometimes Thursday). If you are lucky enough to live in a fanatic football household you know better than anyone that this can be some SERIOUS (sometimes uninterrupted) knitting time.
I believe there are THREE Styles of Football Knitting.
The first style is the ADVOCATE. This is the individual that love and lives for football, but still has the sensibility that its time that can also be productive for their other love.....knitting. The Advocates choose projects that do not require them to look up. Self patterning yarn or hand-dyed yarns are favorites. Garter stitch scarves and stockinette socks are both good project choices.
Then there are the CONTENDERS. This is the person that enjoys spending time with friends and family watching their favorite teams. They may not watch all day, but they are able to intermittently knit and watch, watch and knit. The Contenders choose projects that are moderately challenging to enable them to enjoy both the knitting and football experience. Many times the Contender will take this opportunity to work on projects in their teams colors.
And lastly, there are the PRETENDERS. You will know them when you see them. This is the person that only looks at football season as a time to knit without interruption. They are happy to hang out with the Advocates because it means free knitting time from 11am till 9pm. The Pretenders choose more complicated projects like intricate lace, cables, fairile or gansey's.
So it all starts this Thursday night, September 8th. Are you ready for some Football.....(knitting)?????
What will you be working on...... a garter stitch scarf, or a ribbed hat in your teams colors, or a sweater or a lace shawl?
Happy Knitting and enjoy the game.