May 11, 2015

A Yankee In King Arthur's Court

When we moved to the Boston area, our team colors (Yankees, Giants, Rangers) were contrary to the local team colors (Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins).  Notice how I don't include NBA teams?  Anyway, it has been a great source of amusement living in this area as our kids wear their colors proudly, have fun bets with friends as to whose team will win, watching the local news deal with "deflate gate", etc.

I had heard of the scarf you knit to record your home team's season via the blog Knitionary.

A friend who works at the LYS, Charlotte (hi Charlotte if you are reading this!), decided to do this for the local team (Red Sox fan).  She chose yarns from her own creatures I believe - lovely natural tones.  I joked with her early in the season when the Red Sox beat the Yankees at their home opener that she should have colors for Yankees games.

Charlotte was working this in garter and didn't like how it looked so she ripped it out and lovingly redid it in linen stitch - it looks fantastic.

Last weekend the Yankees swept the Red Sox at Fenway - I kept saying to my husband "I wonder how Charlotte's scarf looks".  The thing is you never know how it will turn out - it is a reflection of a season in color.

Charlotte showed me the scarf after the sweep - the top is the 4 losses in a row.  She offered for me to take a picture to show my husband.  She is pointing to where the Red Sox beat the Yankees earlier in the season.

Doesn't this look wonderful?

And yes, sometimes it feels like being a Yankee in King Arthur's Court living in this neck of the woods!