Thursday, January 31, 2008

Second pair of the year and another win

My second pair for January

These socks were the May 2002 Sock of the Month from (I need to figure out how to do links again. Sigh) I really enjoyed knitting them, and I hope that no one notices that there are different numbers of cables on the two socks.

Wild win, 5-1

This picture was taken by my son during the warm ups. I figure that he has a better chance of getting down by the glass without being stopped. I need to work on his technique, although I must say that Mikko Koivu never seems to stop moving. Ever.

Great game. We weathered the first period, in which I felt we came out pretty flat. The scoring exploded in the 2nd with the first 3 goals by the Wild coming in quick succession. That was it for Giguere who pitched a very toddler like tantrum.
Butch scored the 4th goal right before the end of the period. Corey Perry scored one for the Ducks which killed Backstrom's shut out. Bummer. And our final goal was a nice job by Sheppard to stick with it and not give up. All and all, a very satisfying night!


This is the last thing one would ever expect to see when walking in to a hockey arena.

Apparently, the rodeo is in town this weekend.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

First socks of the year & a Wild win

These are my first socks of 2008. I actually re-made them for a friend of my daughter. I had knit them with the two toe deal for wearing with sandals. After getting the thumbs down from the aforementioned daughter and thinking I would never wear them that way, they just hung around waiting for a purpose. A friend of DD saw my blog on her computer and asked if I would make her some socks. I undid the toes and ripped them back for length and then re-knit them with regular toes.


First period: (0-0)Pretty boring. Could've used a cup of coffee to stay awake.

Second period: (2-0)Much better. Especially since we started scoring. First goal was a beauty by Pavol Demitra. Second goal by James Sheppard, his third of the season.

Third period: (4-1)The Wild's third goal was a bit strange. Belanger threw what looked like a soft shot toward the goal, and it went in. Josh Harding got an assist on that one. Finally, Gaborik got his 25th of the season. The Coyotes killed Josh's shut out on a goal by Doan. To be fair, it was a 5 on 3. Nick was in the box for tripping and then Burns made a rather reckless play that resulted in him being sent to the box for tripping as well. Score came with 2 seconds left in Nick's penalty. It was sad.

Three stars of the game:
Third Star: Gaborik with a goal and an assist
Second Star: Demitra with a goal and an assist
First Star: Harding with an assist and 27(?) saves.

Next game is at home versus the Flames on Wednesday.

Friday, January 11, 2008

No pictures, but cookies and a Wild win


I didn't get the pictures taken today-obviously. I did get the second toe taken out of the toe socks and started doing the new toe. Also worked a bit on my October SOTM socks.

I did, however, bake 3 batches of cookies.


Despite being seriously outshot, the Wild managed a nice win. Goals by Foy, Gaborik(2), Bouchard and Parrish. Glad to see them continue to score. Tied with Vancouver and Calgary for first place in the division. Next game is Sunday night at home against the Coyotes.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

I can't believe it!


I am making slow but sure progress on several projects. I will take some new pictures tomorrow in the daylight.

The latest is a re-do of a pair of sandal socks that I made for myself. This was a class project and I didn't ever wear them. A friend of my daughter at university expressed interest in hand knit socks, but did not want the separated toe deal. I am ripping out the toes and making the more traditional toe.


The hockey gods are active today.

1-The Wild has been sold to the former owner of the Nashville Predators, Craig Leipold.

2-Marion Gaborik has been named to the All Star Game.

3-Dominik Moore has been placed on waivers to make room for the return of Mikko Koivu. I hope this move doesn't come back to bite us. I was expecting Matt Foy to be the one that would be put on waivers.

4-The Wild beat the Red Wings. 6-5 Unbelievable! It took the shoot out to do it, but at this point who cares.