Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hoist the Cup

Knitted Stanley Cup

Here is a better photo of my knitted Stanley Cup next to the miniature replica Cup. :) Pretty good rendition, if I do say so myself.

I'm working on more NHL playoff type knits so stay tuned for future posts.

Today I'm busy cooking up enough to feed us for the week since playoff start tonight and I have to have my priorities straight. Feeding the kids needs to be quick and simple so making BBQ pork and chile verde should do the trick.

Monday, April 29, 2013

That Time of Year again

Oh yeah I had some free time so I knit a Stanley Cup. Go Kings! #lakings #knitting

I ramble enough about hockey on this blog and finally playoffs begin on Tuesday.

I'm not on the cutting edge of anything so I discover a knitted Stanley Cup pattern on Ravelry almost a year after the Kings won the Stanley Cup. Hmmm, I rummaged in my massive yarn closet and found some aran weight gray wool that I recycled from a wool sweater I got at a thrift shop. Yep, lots of 100% wool (man sweater XL) for only $8. Woot!

Anyway, the pattern was straightforward and simple plus I was on a mission to finish it. I managed this in a few hours before the last regular season home game, knit on it while in the car to the game and after the game blocked it to this shape. Much better with blocking because it was sort of blobby and curled up. The bowl at the top turned out nicely with a plastic acorn shaping that. The middle portion has a toilet roll tube with some polyfill for extra support and the bottom is shaped over a upside down candle (enclosed in metal holder).
Ha, I got that candle for our  wedding almost 16 years ago and now I get to use it. :)

I have to pat myself on the back for this item because I love it (almost as much as my light the lamp goal light). :) And I really really love that goal light.

I'll post better pics of this later since the above was taken while still damp and blocking. It measures about 7 inches tall and 3 inches wide. If the Kings make it to the finals this year I'm bringing this with me to the games. I can easily stuff this into my bag and it weighs nothing at all.

More playoff knits later....

Friday, April 26, 2013

Because It's The Cup

The shortened regular hockey season ends tomorrow and playoffs begin. That familiar gnawing in my stomach is coming back. I do have to say that the lockout didn't affect the season all that much. It just heightened the knowledge that each win/loss could be a major factor.

The Kings are in so they just have to play like last year and see how far they can get. The other teams are just as hungry so it won't be easy at all.

Here is an interesting comparison of why hockey players are tough with baseball examples.

Just the other night, one of the Kings players Jeff Carter had a couple teeth knocked out and didn't miss a shift. That's toughness. :)

Thursday, April 18, 2013


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Angee Socks: complete!

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Lorna Laces Shepherd sock in Poppy.