Thursday, March 10, 2011

my boys couldn't get it done..

My beloved Mountaineers couldn't pull out the win over Marquette in the Big East conference tournament.  It was a heart breaker.   
 photo from Big East.org
Even  though my team is one and done....I'm sure not.  I started knitting dishcloths at the beginning of the tournament and I've been knocking them off almost as quickly as the Mountaineers left the big Apple.  Three down and two more rounds of action to go....
I had an hour and a half to myself the other night.  Nobody was home except Molly the dog and me.  I was talking to my mom and she asked me what I was planning to do.  "Watch basketball and knit" was my reply. 
 I love this time of year and it doesn't even really matter to me who is playing. (Although I'd prefer for it to be WVU) I love all the action.  I've been watching the wins and losses and counting the dishcloths as they pile up. 
Even though my boys couldn't get it done...it won't stop me from getting the dishcloths done.  Let the March madness continue!  (although I may need to make a run for more cotton yarn....in between games of course!)
Gotta go...it's tip off time! 

14 comments:

Debi said...

Dishclothes are so much fun to make. What I like about them is that you can knit them in the summer. And March Madness is big in our house too... Go Kansas!

Gigi said...

Well rats! Sorry your guys didn't win. But lovely bunch of dishcloths you've whipped up and love the happy colors!

Kristyn Knits said...

Can I just put a shout out for Duke?! Since your husband's Tar Heals won the most recent game, I feel your pain.

L O V E, love, love the colors in your dishcloths! They make me happy just looking at them and give me the desire to make a few myself! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Sally said...

haha, you are a hoot! Sorry your boys didn't make it, but it looks like you get the slam dunk on those dishcloths!

(lol, now i'm just being ridiculous!)

wayside wanderer said...

I find a stack of hand knitted dishcloths to be one of The Best Things Ever and the colors you chose are so cheery and springy. <3

Sorry about your team. :(

Christina said...

Your dishcloths are so beautiful, and the colors are so pretty that I feel like I could eat them. : ) It would be a good source of fiber, right?

Larissa said...

Love these! that does it - i must knit something with the feather and fan pattern. i need to go shopping for cotton yarn too - all i have is pink and that's not going to cut it for dishcloths.

Meg said...

I was a Michael's yesterday and they had a 5 for $5 on balls of cotton yarn...just in case! I should take up dishcloth knitting during basketball tournaments, too! Rob's game is at 2:00 today (Go Clemson Tigers!), so he'll watch it tonight (after the father-daughter dance).

The WoodLand School said...

Your dishcloths are just gorgeous! They might even inspire me to get to the kitchen and wash some dishes ;-)

Sorry about the basketball loss ... but thank goodness you have knitting to help ease the blow.

From All Stitched Up said...

Looks like good fun! I love the pattern and colors. Very Springy!!!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I wish you were my neighbor....I trot over with cones of cotton for you. I seriously need to do some de-stashing. Too bad about your team, but just keep up with that gorgeous knitting through March. It'll be okay!

christinelaennec said...

I love those colours! You epitomise the saying, "It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game" -- knitting, in your case!

Allison said...

last year i watched so many games i lost count! unfortunately i haven't been able to watch too much this year, but i've squeezed in a few games. love your basketball + knitting plan!

frommylefthand said...

I was sad with the Mountaineers' loss, too.

Good luck in Lynchburg! My cousin teaches at Lynchburg Christian Academy and Liberty University ... wish I were going with you! :-)

Lovely dishcloths.

Have a great time!
LesleyAnn