The Crafty Soccer Fan

WPS Kick-off
March 29, 2009, 7:11 pm
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The new women’s soccer league kicks off today (LA Sol vs. Washington Freedom). I’ve been up since early this morning, wearing my women’s national team jersey and being generally antsy. Can’t wait.

You can catch it on FSC tonight- pregame starts at 5:30, kick-off is around 6. Watch it.


Hey there
March 26, 2009, 7:26 pm
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I’m short on photos of my knitting projects at the moment, but rumor has it my mother snagged me a wicked cheap Revs t-shirt that is totally not my size. That means I get to cut it up and make it into something…

[insert evil laugh here]

Will be spending the next couple days thinking about what to do with it!

The Laptop Case
March 22, 2009, 9:29 pm
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A couple months ago, I purchased a used Powerbook G4. It quickly became “my baby”, but it is soundly abused. I needed a case, but wasn’t ready to plunk down $40 to protect a three-year-old computer. I poked around the internet for ideas. I came across a couple, including how to turn a hoodie or a t-shirt into a case.

I love thrift stores. I took a trip to Savers over spring break and found a kid’s small World Cup t-shirt. My mother didn’t think a t-shirt was enough to protect my computer, so I dug up some fleece remnants I had purchased a couple months before, in hopes of making a hat and scarf.

Then I remembered I didn’t have a sewing machine.

Pics after the jump.

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The Revs Soccer Ball (Before)
March 18, 2009, 5:20 am
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When you search Google for “soccer knitting patterns” you usually get those mom-blogs talking about knitting during their kid’s soccer games. However, I found one awesome pattern for a soccer ball from the Needle Exchange.

It’s a truly awesome pattern. I tried it out in some scrap yarn to make a blue and white one (Italy, see?). Unfortunately, I’m 300 miles away from it and never took pictures.

What I did next was go out and find red, white and blue wool, doubled the size of the pattern-starting with 10 stitches on each side of each panel, and created my first knitting project devoted to my favorite MLS team: the Revs soccer ball.

Before pics after the jump:

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March 16, 2009, 12:52 am
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Welcome to my humble corner of the internet. What is hidden here is what happens when a soccer fan gets crafty- meaning, I’m a soccer fan that takes her devotion into her crafts.

I’ve searched for soccer knitting patterns before, and haven’t found much. I’ve figured I could take this into my own hands. Over the next couple weeks, I’ll be putting up pictures and descriptions of previous projects, then hopefully start on the new stuff this summer.