Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Hockey Tradition

There is something to be said for tradition. Ever since the 2002/2003 season for the Minnesota Wild, when they made it to the post season playoffs, I've been knitting socks. Not just any old socks but special "lucky" hockey socks. The beginning of the hockey season is always the signal to start a new pair of socks.

So, even though there are countless WIPs/UFOs hanging around my knitting stash, the need to finish the first official hockey socks of the season has forced me to; 1) break my official yarn fast to buy some Dream in Color Smooshy sock yarn in Visual Purple; 2) somehow get my sock mojo flowing.

This as yet unnamed pattern is another Widdershins remix by moi, using a lacy crossover stitch pattern from a stitch dictionary I have hanging around the house.

In hockey news, Hockeyman has served out the end of his suspension and played in his first hockey scrimmage last week. The team has 3 wins/0 losses so far. So hopes are high for a very successful season.

Just think how well things will go when I've finished the "lucky" hockey socks. At least as far as keeping my feet warm at the rink.

7 comments:

trek said...

Anything to keep the feet warm at the rink! Looks good.

Carissa said...

Those socks look great! I love the colors, and the stitch pattern is fun too! Socks are such fun to knit.

Sheepish Annie said...

Those are wonderful! And I can feel the luck all the way from here. There is no way the team will lose!!!

Guinifer said...

We had our first scrimmage tonight! It was a 4-4 tie (in New Prague, no less!) congrats to hockey boy - it's tough to get off to a strong start.

livnletlrn said...

That yarn is fantastic and really looks great with that stitch. Go hockey man! Time to...uh...knock their socks off! ;-)

Rani said...

My Goodness, you're talented! And I'm gonna believe in that sock-hockey Karma with all my heart - Go Wild! (that's where two of my pack members are tonight).

Can't wait to see those socks finished. You should start selling your patterns and/or submitting them to Knitty or Ravelry!!!

Ellen said...

So, they seem to be lucky for your team - just not for the Wild. That Sidney Crosby is awesome! I'm afraid as a Pittsburgher, I'll always have to cheer for the Penguins before the Wild. But only because Mario is cuter than the Wild owners!