Friday, February 23, 2007

I Must Share My Joy

Hello HLOG Readers! I am so excited by this I must share though I suppose it is more knitting related than hockey related. I bought one skein (all I can afford; hand painted yarn is expensive) of a yarn in Sharks colors. And the colorway (that's what sets of colors in a yarn are called) is called Sharks. I couldn't believe it. How did I come upon this miracle? Well, I was at a knitting expo, because I am a knitting obsessed freak, and a local yarn store had a booth there and I chuckled to see a Sharks jerseyed bear. As I was walking away I realized the bear was next to yarn in the Sharks colors! You don't even want to know what it cost me but it is enough for a hat so I am most pleased. If only all teams had a special yarn for us crazy knitters.

The camera did not quite capture the colors accurately but this is close enough.

7 comments:

Jordi said...

It's always a great thing to see something like that. I recently got new glasses and I couldn't seem to find any blanc et rouge frames to fit haha.

Heather B. said...

There should totally be a team specific yarn for everyone. I don't knit (my mom refuses to try and teach me again after the meltdown I had the last time), but I know how fun it is to find little stuff like that. You'll have to share a picture of the hat when it's done!

Paige said...

Haha, that's great! I can only knit scarves so far... but I'd gladly make a Sabres scarf!

Margee said...

Before I ascended to my lofty position in tv, I ran a knitting shop (about 5 years-through college). Jaeger used to do a lot yarns in a "shark" color way, but it was more of a pearl grey. So this is totally an SJ Sharks-specific blend, which is so, so awesome. In our computer, we used to label certain colors after teams like "Dolphins teal", "Chargers baby blue," and I got in trouble because A-Rod mauve showed up on someone's receipt

I once bought some yarn supposedly Susan B. Anthony-colored. The different colorways were named after strong women, and I didn't want Carrie Nation mittens. This is such a great find!

Heather B. said...

I got in trouble because A-Rod mauve showed up on someone's receipt

Margee, have I ever told you how much I love you? That is truly awesome.

Sherry said...

That is so adorable! The Sharks colours are such a great combination. I bet they'd look great in whatever you knit them into.

Margee - What exactly does a Susan B. Anthony colour palette include?

Margee said...

Heather b., my boss, a slutty Yankee fan, was less impressed. But I was quite proud.

Sherry, It was jewel-toned, I think. I made a keyhole scarf for my mom or something.