Football Sunday

I love football in the fall. Especially on Sundays. I prefer the 1:00 games, when it’s all bright and crisp and sunny out, as opposed to all these late games the Steelers have been playing, but I’ll take what I can get. Funny, I was never all that into football until I lived in Pittsburgh, cause here, football isn’t a game, it’s a Religion.

I finished Brandt’s Gameday Socks a few weeks ago, before the first regular season game. I just didn’t get around to blogging them. Raveled Here.

I dyed the yarn for them, I had a couple of skeins of superwash merino from knitpicks hanging around from forever ago, and decided to put them to good use. I still have a ton of yarn left over, more than enough to make another pair of the same, which should come in handy when/if these ever wear out.

I knit them simultaneously, each on their own needle, US 1 (2.5mm), magic loop style. I knit the toe on one, then the other, then alternating increments of ten rows until they were done. I think I did these over two weeks. Just like his first socks, Brandt loves these too, but only wears them on Gamedays.

Day 5: Stealth Knitting? Finished.

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4 Responses to Football Sunday

  1. Annie says:

    Ah, I have a good friend who lives near Pittsburgh. I recently finished a scarf and set of fingerless mitts for her in Steeler’s colors. I have never been into football, but knowing her has definitely proved to me that in western PA, football is more like a religion. 🙂 It was fun to knit something she can wear to the games (or in her living room on gameday, lol!)

  2. Manise says:

    Cool multi-purpose socks! Fall, football and Halloween colored too!

  3. Abby says:

    Yes to football + knitting! The Colts pulled one out of a deep dark place which is nerve-racking and results in a tight gauge. IU basketball is Hoosier religion, so maybe I’ll work up a pair of game day socks for my son.

  4. So true, football is quite the religion around these parts! Fantastic socks! Go Steelers 🙂