The last of the red yarn...
January 28, 2005
The yarn is the remnants of the Barn Red Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece that I used for my hat and scarf set. This yarn has a storied past: I bought it in Boston after the first snowstorm, finished the hat, then started the scarf. On #5s, it took the better part of a year to finish and was the project that saw the Patriots through their Superbowl Championship, the Sox through their delightful season and series, and the Eagles & Pats through their stellar early seasons this fall. I brought these gloves (worked in the same yarn) to a friend's place for the games on Sunday, and (not to claim credit) saw AFC and NFC wins for the Eagles and Patriots. Now I have to quickly finish the gloves before the Superbowl so that the yarn stays lucky -- no matter what, it'll chalk a loss for one of the teams if I'm still working with it. :-P
(Note: I grew up in New England but didn't start watching football until Eagles-obsessed Kevin made me... the upcoming game is something of a conflict of interests.)
(The needle is pointing to the unintentional backwards cable from the final out when the Red Sox won the series. That mistake stayed in as a testament.)
And with that, enough sports superstition for one day.
It's looking like I won't have quite enough yarn to finish the second glove -- I'm starting the thumb increases now, but the mess of yarn is dwindling. I'm debating between unmatched gloves or pirating yarn from the overly-long right hand -- we'll have to see how far the bit that's left stretches.