As I have mentioned before, there's an entire list of pros and cons when it comes to moving your family around the country. Missing family and friends is obviously the biggie con but we do love getting to know the attractions and traditions of new states, cities and even just neighborhoods since not every move has been a big one.
Out here in the San Francisco Bay area the big rivalry in college football is between Stanford and UC California at Berkley and yes, they call it “The Big Game”. I love the long tradition, 110 years this last weekend, that both school have high academic standards even for their football teams, and that the whole area gets completely caught up in the hoopla. Since we have adopted Stanford as our hometown team, got season tickets, and have been enjoying some fabulous tail gating this season I thought it was about time that I knit a Stanford scarf that my daughter and I could fight over. We didn't score tickets for The Big Game and so we planned our day around the watching the game at home. While most football fans plan for food and drink, I pulled out some brand new balls of yarn to start my (Get that Jaclyn? It's mommy's scarf!) new scarf. I just love a new project even if it’s simple. We've been knitting the Peasant Lace Sports scarf with 2 rows of each color; this time I want to try 4 rows of a primary color and just 2 of the contrast. There are a lot of times when one of a team's colors are not as strong or likable as the other and in this case I was hoping for less of a candy cane look.
It’s not much to look at yet but that was because the game was just so darn exciting. The perfect rivalry game. I kept jumping up and down and not knitting. Stanford won for the first time in 6 years and now I have until opening day next year to finish the scarf. Does it count as a UFO if it has a planned finish date?