It's School Spirit Week!
Last weekend's big alumni event, at which I watched my alma mater's basketball team get flogged by their arch rivals, got me back in the school spirit. It's been an age since I graduated from college (we'll not think about how long...), but I really felt like a loser at the event, since I didn't have a single item in my school's colors. So upon leaving, I vowed to have two knitted items in school colors finished in time for next year's game.
I started on the first one this weekend, while I was waiting for the gang to show up on Saturday morning:
(Have I ever mentioned how much I love shadow knitting?)
It's a pattern that Paul helped me create -- and though I'm also dying to get started on the fish-pattern scarf that Paul also designed, I jumped on this one first. When it's done, it'll say "GO KNIGHTS!" It's going really quickly -- I'm already finished with the first page of the chart.
The second project is a felted clutch, which will also be in maroon and gold (ugh...there's a reason why I don't have much in school colors).
Since I missed out on National De-Lurking Week, I'm going to make this week Pens and Needles De-Lurking Week -- and I'm going to combine it with School Spirit Week. From everyone who comments on the blog this week (all you have to do is say hi -- or tell us your school's colors), I'll choose one commenter to get a free copy of the felted clutch pattern.