Thursday, April 10, 2008

Why I Love April

It's finally Spring around here. Although it was much, much cooler today than it was last week. That can't last, right? We were finally able to emerge from our house-cave and enjoy the patio last weekend. Believe me, sitting in the sun knitting for several hours on a Saturday does wonders to shed the winter blues.

The NHL Playoffs began last night. I watched two whole games (or I would've if I could wrest the remote away from my wonderful wife) between teams that are NOT my hometown Wings. I LOVE playoff hockey. The intensity is palpable and every game is entertaining. So many story lines will develop over the coming weeks and it started with Pittsburgh's decisive shutout of Ottawa and Calgary's upset win last night in San Jose. Even better, Game 2 in that series is already tonight and starts at 10 p.m., right about the time the Wings game will be over. By far the best part is the first two rounds when there are multiple games on every. single. night.

This is really more specific to April this year rather than every April, but I began knitting a swatch last night for my Wings sweater. It's going to be my NHL Playoffs KAL project. If you're interested, head on over to the Puck This! group on Ravelry and join up.

Good News, Bad News
Good news: My yarn order from WEBS came on Monday.

Bad news: It turns out red yarn I thought I was ordering is actually a very reddish orange. It's hard to tell and I only realized it because the invoice listed the color as 'Sunset Orange'. I cannot in good conscience knit a Red Wings sweater with orange yarn.

Good news: I get to go to an actual LYS tomorrow to find the right color to make an exchange with WEBS.

Bad news: I'll probably end up buying some yarn there. (Shhhh don't tell)

Good news: Cascade 220 Superwash is surprisingly soft.

Bad news: How can you find bad news about that?

Good news: Two skeins of Malabrigo were in my order on Monday.

Bad news: I don't know what to knit with the blue skein. (The orange skein will be a Koolhaas for me.)

Good news: I have several blog topics rattling around in my brain.

Bad news: I hardly have time (or motivation to be honest) to blog said topics.

Good news: It's spring!!!!

Bad news: The dogs will be constantly dirty for about two months while it rains every other day. Oh well, that I can handle.


Emma said...

Sounds like the good definitely outweigh the bad in the end, so that's good. Can't wait to see your sweater progress!

Merrie Cuylter said...

You announced the project of knitting a hockey sweater on April fools. I foolishly thought you were joking! Are you serious? You're going to knit a hockey sweater? You're a madman! I am in awe!!

Larjmarj said...

Orange? No...definitely not.

I'm feeling a little bi-polar myself lately. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Bummer about the yarn color. I can't wait to see your finished sweater. I would make one for my hubby, but he doesn't wear sweaters. Maybe I could make him a Red Wing Hat, because that is about the only knitted item he will wear