Here’s something you probably didn’t know: Gerald does not wear hand knit mitts or mittens. Once, I was working on a pattern for fingerless mitts, and in trying to get the sizing right for big hands, I kept asking him to try them on. It annoyed him no end, and he finally said, “You know I’m not going to wear these, right?” Yes, darling, I know.
The beer cozy, therefore, was Gerald’s idea for the Superbowl Challenge. NO MITTENS FOR YOU.
I’ve got the easy part of the challenge because the “ny” was previously charted. Now it’s onto the next, more difficult, projects. The kids are both dying for fingerless mitts; I am headed to the patriotic yarn pile and hopefully inspiration will strike when I get there!
A few days ago Gerald told me about a guy he works with who is a Giants’ fan. This guy mentioned that he had a shirt that he’d been wearing for the last few victories. A lucky shirt, if you will, and Gerald told the guy he’d better be wearing the shirt for the game last night. So we got to talking about superstitions, and Gerald said he’s mellowed out in recent years knowing that what happens here in NC really has no influence on the outcomes of football games. Yet last night when he put on his Giants hat he said that he only puts the hat on after the Giants score their first points of the game. Ummmm….that’s superstitious.
And damned if I’m not superstitious, too. If you’re a long-time reader, you’ll remember my Superbowl Challenge from the last time the Giants went to the big game. When I learned the Giants were headed to the Superbowl, I challenged myself to knit a new hat for each of us; four Giants hats in 13 days. I successfully completed the challenge, and the Giants went on to beat their heavily favored opponent. I still have the magazine featuring The Helmet Catch.
A few weeks ago I had a hunch that I might be working on a new challenge this year. Yes, I’m doing it because I am totally superstitious. I helped them win the Superbowl last time with my knitting powers, and I’m going to do the same this year. Go Giants!