Monday, June 06, 2005

Take me out to the ballgame

Yesterday we headed out to Kauffman Stadium (aka "The K") to watch the Royals play the Texas Rangers. Well, O.K., I actually went to chat with friends, eat, feel the breeze on my face, and generally enjoy the afternoon. What happened on the baseball diamond was not pretty, so it's a good thing I wasn't counting on that for excitement.

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I know it's "America's favorite pasttime," but watching a very slow baseball game doesn't capture my attention for very long. As long as the snacks don't run out, I'm good. And this time, I brought along another friend.

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Yes, it's the Lorna's Laces sock, still on the needles but finally progressing beyond the swatch stage. This is the first time I've taken my knitting to the ballpark, but it probably won't be the last. You can get a lot done during nine innings of baseball. I did forget my camera, though,(strike one!) so you'll just have to imagine the sock and the stadium together.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice colour!
cara
earth mother

Michele said...

love the sock...I knit at my daughter's softball games all the time...lots of down time = lots of knit time. Take care.

Vicki said...

Perfect place for some knitting! I haven't been to the K in forever. It's so expensive, especially those snacks (which are my fave part) :)

Leslie said...

Vicki, we buy the cheap seats ($7) and I pack our lunch plus snacks. It's the only way to make it affordable!

amanda said...

love the colorway! which heel are you using?

Leslie said...

Amanda, I'm using the Simple Sock pattern from the Lucy Neatby book (Cool Socks, Warm Feet) so I'm not sure what the heel really is. The heel flap is knit so the length matches the width, then the turning results in a very short, almost rounded tip. Also, on the purl row you slip every other stitch, which gives it kind of a ribbed effect. We'll see how I like it once the entire sock is done!

Debra Ritter said...

Hi Leslie!

You do wonderful work! Can you email me, I have a few questions regarding a few of your patterns. I couldnt find a direct email for you.

Thanks so much! Hope to hear from you soon...

Debra
rittlette@yahoo.com

Colleen said...

Go Royals! I'm definitely taking my knitting the next time I go to the K - a major league ball game is PERFECT for some major knitting time.