February 3, 2012
Not the Best Sport for Knitting
For years I've been knitting at our son's sports events - baseball, tennis, flag football. For a while he pitched in baseball and that was very stressful knitting - my gauge would get all wonky as I worried about his pitching. I even knit an entire blanket during a baseball season. I often think of certain projects as things made during a season - like this scarf was knit the year my son's team won the town "world series".
Now he has a new sport - pole vaulting. Yes, I knit while he vaults - there is lots of down time between his vaults as the sport gives every vaulter 3 chances at each height...kind of like baseball's 3 strikes before you are out. When he vaults I do put my knitting down as seeing your kid hit 9 plus feet is stressful. This photo is from when he hit a new personal best of 10'...he actually hit 10' 6" later that day. I was not knitting at that moment - instead I was jumping up and down and cheering for him.