How great is it when you find people who share the same interests and passions as you do? it is like that instant connection and you just feel like “yep, this is perfect!” I gotta say, it is too funny that I have found a community through knitting (and through the blog and Ravelry) that share such similar interests and hobbies as I do:
Knitters who love hockey? Knitters who practice yoga?
Ah, life is complete!
After meeting some fabulous yoginis who love knitting last weekend, it was all about meeting hockey fans who knit this weekend! Many thanks for Judy for spearheading the awesome NHL Sticks n’ Stitches matinee game between the Washington Capitals and the Ottawa Senators! We knit, we cheered (we had so much to cheer about!) and had such a fun time together! and it is always fun to actually *be* with the people that you talk to so much online! Amy and I talk all the time through forum posts, emails, and private messages, and now we got to have a whole afternoon together!
(Judy, Jessica and her BF, Kelly, Melissa, me, Amy, and her adorable daughter J)
A full house – surprising on Super Bowl Sunday
The Caps Drumline – entertaining before the game and during the 2nd intermission
It was the perfect day for a game! The weather was downright balmy after the below-freezing temperatures of late and Kris and I got in to the city with time to spare before the game. We met up with the peeps and headed to our seats where we were highly entertained by both teams – and the final score was 7-4 win by the Caps. So exciting! and the Caps’ big star, Alexander Ovechkin definitely put on a show – he got a hat trick! So much fun! I hope we can do it again soon – maybe next season? Even if you have never been to a hockey game before (or know nothing about the sport, the atmosphere is so much fun! … even when your husband’s beer spills on your coat after you celebrate a magnificent goal… ) And while my #1 team is the Pittsburgh Penguins, I definitely enjoy watching the Caps play – they are my solid second team – and it is wonderful to see them having so much success right now.
To commemorate the fun Sticks n’ Stitches game, and because I lack any Capitals gear, I decided to cast on for a cowl to wear to the game. I finished my cowl quickly with the bulky Chinese yarn that Kimberli gave me back in 2005 – it is a great variegated red and maroon wool and really worked up well in the seed stitch. Simple, easy, and warm. I love to wear red and black together!
…and then we promptly got home from the hockey game to head to the Super Bowl party – we had time to change the red to black and gold for the Steelers. Football doesn’t usually hold my attention as well as hockey, but last night’s game was one of the best Super Bowls in recent memory. So happy with the final results! What a sporty day!