Monday, March 31, 2014

Opening Day Baby!

It's opening day!  It's opening Day!  The Big Dog and I love baseball.  We watch the Phillies' games whenever we can.  So, we love that first sign of spring affectionately known as opening day.  When he was at his previous job, Big Dog would take the day off of work and we would eat hot dogs and cracker jack with the boys and watch the game if it was televised.  Today, Big Dog's working, so we watch alone.

Whenever I'm watching baseball, I'm usually working on a knit or crochet project.  I even take a project along with me to the stadium when we watch our local AA team.  So I was really excited when my friend Karen told me about a blog post she read about creating a conceptual afghan from the wins and losses of your favorite team.  If you want to read all about it, click here.

I couldn't wait to tell my family about my idea for this project!  Do you ever have one of those projects that just lights you up?  You can't wait to start it.  The endorphins are flowing.  It's just fun!  Well, this is how I feel about making a afghan based on the Phillies' wins and losses this year.

We discussed it as a family and chose red for home wins, white for home losses, blue for away wins, and grey for away losses.  A trip to the yarn shop and I'm ready to go.  So as I type this, I'm watching the game and worried about what color I will cast on and knit first.  The plan is to cast on 150 with size 10.5 needles. I may alter that if it doesn't seem to be wide enough.

I'll keep you posted?  Have any of you ever done any conceptual knitting?