15 June 2006

Oh to be in Germany ...

... or maybe not...

What a match yesterday – and when you are watching it on the Spanish channel, it is far more exciting than watching ESPN. NO offense, but unless they have an announcer from another country- the US guys just don’t have the passion that the Univision guys do. I think Tusa at Knitplosion really got the feel for yesterday’s match.

I have watched the world cup as religiously as possible before – but the first time (1990) – I was just sort of into it all – ’94? Well in the USA baby! So very into it – but I was wrapped up in getting ready for my year abroad in Austria – ’98? – High on vicodin! Just had surgery to have all my hardware taken out – and bouncing on the bed yelling at the French v Croatia match was not entirely unpleasant…2002? Cable turned off…long painful story – could only watch on ABC – luckily the US did really well so they aired a lot more games.

So this year – I swore up and down I would not miss a single match if I could help it! But here’s the thing – it is on during the day here – not late in the afternoon or the evening – so I fell like I am doing more of a World Cup Sewing Event as opposed to a World Cup Knitting Event – So I am beat when I get home – and that makes it hard to knit..

So this is my lame excuse as to why I am only this far on my sweater for Fritz:


But I have also finished my first packchen circle package!!!! Here is a sneak peek:
I’ll send it off today and get the other two on their merry ways next week – one at a time is good – I have got until august 15th, after all. 

7 comments:

Isa said...

uiii,

da bin ich mal gespannt wer es bekommt...
der kleine ausblick sieht schon einmal klasse aus...
ich glaube ich weiß wer es bekommt ;)

darf ich raten?

ist es vielleicht katrin :) ????

Marietta said...

du darfst raten - aber nicht so laut! ;)

Krawuggl said...

Ich leide unter der WM, jeden Abend Fußball im Fernsehen. Und dabei kämen grad jetzt, sozusagen als Kontrastprogramm, so viele andere nette Filme. Aber dafür komm ich abends wieder mehr zum Stricken, was bleibt mir schon anderes zu tun, wenn alle anderen Fußball schauen und pssst, nicht gestört werden wollen.
Liebe Grüße in dieser herrlichen Sommerwoche,
Suzi

Suzanne said...

I'm just catching up on your blog, we've had company - how do you do it? You have so many beautiful projects and an interesting job - I haven't knit more than a row or two all week. The "Borrowers" was one of my favorite series of books as a child. I also loved a strange little book about "Mummins and Mumminsummer madness. (sp) I can't figure out how you make links? Sarah was benched yesterday because she won't play catch - she just wants to bat and play catcher - can't blame her....

Marietta said...

i think the secret is - no kids at the moment :) so lots of time for self and the hobbies...plus - knitting can be done while hanging out and watching tv or going out to a bar (which fritz has gotten over by now) heehee

mangetsu said...

Oh, ja, ich weiss es auch!
Ganz bestimmt unsere Doro Daylight Mary Cash :-D

madhatter said...

*kreisch*

ICH WAR´S, ICH WAR´S tatsächlich!!!

marietta, DANKEDANKEDANKE!
your package is SO crazysexycool.... i almost thought i´d turn nuts.

from now on we will dine (whatever "having dinner means") in style.
whoo-hoo... you girls need to see the rest.
will post tomorrow!