Archive for the ‘Super Bowl XLVI Scarves’ Category

Super Scarf Pattern: It’s All About the Ball

February 1, 2012

Hello everyone,

Four days left until Super Bowl XLVI!

I have one more pattern ready to share before the big game.  It’s for one of my early Super Scarves, #5 It’s All About the Ball.  It’s worked in garter stitch, with the exception of the increases and decreases.

I typed the pattern last night, the when I tried to open it this morning, the file was corrupted.  I recovered the text, inserted the photos again and have it ready to go.  I hope there aren’t any hidden bugs left.  If you’d like to knit my It’s All About the Ball Super Scarf Pattern, click the link for the PDF file. 

Happy knitting!

Hands-Free XLVI Neck Wrap

January 30, 2012

In my previous post, I showed a pic of what I came up with to wear to Indianapolis Super Bowl XLVI events.  The pic is a little deceiving, however, though not intentionally.  What I have around my neck isn’t exactly a scarf.  It can double as one when it is unwrapped, but that isn’t how I want to wear it.

I know that long winter scarves can be wrapped any number of ways, tucked here and there to make the ends stay in place, but mine all seem to eventually get blown in the wind or unwrapped to have loose ends.  I didn’t want loose ends in Indy.  I want to be warm outdoors, but keep my hands free for taking photos of Super Scarves and doing other things in Super Bowl Village that don’t involve holding onto a scarf end.

So . . . when wrapped properly, my hands-free neck wrap looks like this:

When unwrapped, it can still be a scarf, though a bit shorter than usual.

It’s not a tough piece to make.  It’s just 2 x 2 ribbing.  But, I wanted to have some fun with the pattern, so in honor of Super Bowl XLVI, I wrote my pattern, directions, dimensions etc.,  using Roman Numerals!   Don’t worry.  I added a link to a Roman Numeral Chart in case you’re a little rusty.  I called it XLVI Neck Wrap because that’s how many stitches I used.

If you would like to knit my Hands Free XLVI Neck WrapHands Free XLVI Neck Wrap, feel free to click the link.

Happy knitting!

Do These Stripes Make Me Look . . . . .

January 30, 2012

 

. . . . . SUPER???

I hope so, because this is what I’m wearing when I’m out and about in Indianapolis for Super Bowl Week activities!

I even found a polar fleece jacket AND a polar fleece vest in the approved Super Scarf Project colors.  Matchy matchy!  ;-)

I received an email from a Super Volunteer who told me that someone offered to buy her Super Scarf from her.  I think that means the Super Scarf Project is making a HUGE splash.  FYI, the volunteer declined the offer.

Super Scarf Thank-you Notes

January 28, 2012

I have received two thank you notes from people who received their Super Scarves as part of their volunteer uniform for the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl.  Gosh, the notes made my day bright!

The Super Scarf Project requested that each scarf be accompanied by a comment card/note to the volunteer who would receive the hand-crafted piece.  There was a space at the bottom of the comment card where the knitter/crocheter/weaver could leave an email address in case the volunteer wanted to thank the maker of their scarf.

One volunteer who wrote to me didn’t receive one of my scarves, but hadn’t gotten a comment card either.  Not having someone to thank, the volunteer thanked me.  That is so touching!  I understand the variety of reasons why a comment card might not have been included.  I think a couple of my scarves went in the mail without comment cards, too.  When I completed a scarf, I was so eager and happy to send it that I may have forgotten the paperwork, too.  I take no responsibility for my forgetfulness in this instance.  I blame the scarves.  They were just in a hurry to get to Indianapolis.  ;-)

I have been constantly blessed by the kindness and generosity of this entire project.  And now that the knitting is done, I can still enjoy it all as I sit back and hear from whomever takes the time to get in touch with me about the scarves they received.

Believe it or not, the Super Scarf total is up again from last week.  I checked the count today and the website shows 13,024 scarves have been collected.  Wow!  When I get to Indy, I am going on a Super Scarf scavenger hunt – with my camera!

Hidden Super Scarf Message – Read Between the Lines

January 27, 2012

I have twenty inches to go, but . . .

Baby All-in-One – finished on time, but it was close!

January 15, 2012

As I promised yesterday, I completed the baby knitting I was working on so I could donate it at church today.  It was a close finish, though.  I sewed the last button on at 7:30 this morning and the service Goodnight and I attended began at 8:30.  Luckily, we live close to the church, otherwise I may have had to ask GN to drive while I sewed on buttons.

NOT  YET!!!  She is only fourteen.

I hadn’t intended for the baby all-in-one to resemble something that I knit last fall for someone in Indianapolis.  I just wanted to use up the last remnants of my Super Scarf yarn.  But my knitting needles ‘told’ me what to do and once I began knitting, I caught myself laughing out loud as I recognized a familiar . . . um . . . friend.  The one I donated to church this morning was a LOT smaller and didn’t require nearly  quarter million stitches.  The photo on the right is of Blue, the mascot of the Indianapolis Colts.

    

With the above baby all-in-one, I have used up all the blue and white yarn I purchased for the Super Scarf Project!!!  

The fun thing is that I have a tree day weekend and that means two more days off – to knit!  What shall it be??

Happy Sunday!  Happy knitting!

A Knitting Weekend

January 14, 2012

It’s snowing here.  Football will be on television later today.  I’m busy knitting.  Life is good . . . cold, but good.

The Red Bull Crashed Ice event has been going on since Thursday.  The finals are tonight.  I snapped another photo of the downhill course, lit in blue in the pre-dawn hours of yesterday morning.

The 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Super Scarf Project deadline has come and gone.  I received confirmation that scarf #45 and #46 have arrived in Indy.  Yea!  I checked the Super Scarf website just now and the total has gone up since the last time I looked.  They show a total of 12, 94 scarves!  Wow!  Not only that, but there is a very inspirational video of a woman who crocheted 250 scarves!  I’ve watched it three times already.  Check the link for yourself and have a look.

Only 22 days left before the Super Bowl!!!!!! 

So, what’s left to do?

As I completed each scarf, I saved whatever yarn was left, be it more or less.  I wound the remainders of my purchased skeins into balls and stowed them away to use as I needed.  I used some of the leftovers for fringes and some for the applique work that I did.  It all seemed to work out rather economically, actually.

After knitting 46 Super Scarves, I took all the little balls of yarn, put them in a glass bowl and used it as a holiday decoration.  It got topped with a little Indianapolis Colts’ mascot ornament that Indybro gave me.

It may be a bit difficult to see, but the glass bowl is full and there is yarn behind the little ornament.

But Christmas is over and I decided to devise a knitting project to use up the remaining blue and white yarn.  I am getting to the end . . . of the yarn and the project.

I decided to knit a baby item to donate to a church collection happening this weekend at the church GN and I attend.  I will post a photo of the project when it’s completed and it may remind some of you of . . . a friend I made last September.  ;-)

Is that Snow Fella wearing a Super Scarf??

December 28, 2011

Oh dear!  I have a feeling it will take me quite some time to recover from the chronic case of Super Scarf knitting that I’ve had for so long.  (Is it really something from which a knitter should expect a recovery, anyway?)  The thing is, it has opened my eyes to what may have formerly gone unnoticed.  I gave you an example from an old movie yesterday.  Today’s example is from a white board in a coffee shop.

Goodnight and I went out for a cup of tea this morning – lazy and relaxed.  We sat in a quiet room just off the service line in the shop.  We’d been there over an hour before I looked up at the white board and noticed the snowman someone had drawn.

At first, Super Snow Fella was just wearing a Super Scarf.

Okay, confession time.  The scarf didn’t actually have stripes when we got to the coffee shop, but they were easy enough to add by taking away a little blue color here and there . . . and there . . . and there.

Then, that Spunky Snow Guy decided to toss around a football and remind everyone of the big game.  I’m not saying who altered the snowman, but word has it that the coffee shop security camera captured an image of the pony-tailed artist at work.  ;-)

Our Super Snow Guy may not be at the “epicenter of awesome”* in Indianapolis, but some fabulous free entertainment will be there.  Check out the entertainment schedule slated for Super Bowl Village:  http://www.indianapolissuperbowl.com/super-bowl-village/.

Must scoot.  I’m gonna toss that snowman art-bandit into a swimming pool this afternoon!

 

*quote from the 2012 Super Bowl Village website link provided above

Is that a Super Scarf around Santa’s Neck???

December 27, 2011

Goodnight and I are in the middle of our Christmas Movie Marathon.  I love it.  Each movie brings back its own good memories – old and new.

Case in point: the delightful recent memory that came to mind while watching Mrs. Santa Claus starring Angela Lansbury and Charles Durning, a made for TV movie from 1996.  It was GN’s turn to pick the Christmas movie for marathon viewing and it was her choice for this morning.

Funny . . . I never noticed before, but near the very end of the movie, when Mrs. Santa Claus returns from some time away from the North Pole, she wraps a beautiful scarf around her husband’s neck before he is to take off on his journey around the world.

But wait! . . . . Oh no!!  Could it be?  Does she wrap him up in a 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Super Scarf???   :-D

 

Not really.  The movie came out long before Indianapolis was even selected as the venue for the big football game in February of 2012, but I have had such a wonderful time with all the blue and white Super Scarf knitting I’ve done over the last year and a half that those blue and white knit stripes stuck out like a blinking billboard when she wrapped the scarf around Santa’s neck!  I think it has the approved shade of blue, too!!

Super Bowl 2012 is only 40 days away and the event schedule is online at: http://www.indianapolissuperbowl.com/event-calendar/ . 

In case you haven’t heard, this will be the first time that the NFL will allow fans to attend a Super Bowl Media Day.  Fans will also get to see the participating teams take their teams photos in their game day uniforms.  Fun!!!  Find more information at:  http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d822d4b35/article/fans-get-opportunity-to-go-behindthescenes-for-super-bowl-prep

I can’t say that Santa Claus will be there, but I know there will be over 12,295 blue and white Super Scarves wrapped around the necks of volunteers and hospitality employees who’ve participated in the Super Service initiative.  http://www.indianapolissuperbowl.com/super-service/.

Before I get back to my Christmas Movie Marathon, did you know that Charles Durning has appeared as Santa Claus five times, to date, in films or made-for-television movies?  I only have two of them so guess what I’ll be keeping my eyes open for at thrift shops in the upcoming months?  Yup!  Santa Claus!

Fa la la la lah!

“Heads or Tails” -Super Scarf #45

December 19, 2011

I have completed another 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Super Scarf.  I know the deadline to have scarves in Indianapolis has passed, but I’m hoping it counts that I had started knitting it before the deadline.

With my 45th Super Scarf, I wanted to recognize a formal part of the festivities that I have not yet highlighted: the Ceremonial Coin Toss.  I know there often is a  special guest who is invited to toss the coin, however, on a regular basis, it is the game official who fulfills that responsibility.  That explains the hint of a striped sleeve in the photo below.

The NFL rule book states:

The toss of coin will take place within three minutes of kickoff in center of field. The toss will be called by the visiting captain before the coin is flipped. The winner may choose one of two privileges and the loser gets the other: (a) Receive or kick, (b) Goal his team will defend.

From:  http://www.nfl.com/rulebook 

Football is more than just a game.  It’s tradition.  It’s ceremony.  It’s legend.  It’s protocol.  For one brief, heart-stopping moment when the coin is in the air . . .

. . . we keep our fingers crossed that our team gets to decide how the game begins.  Heads or tails, kick or receive, win or lose, whether or not your favorite team is headed to the big game in Indianapolis, we are only 48 days (as of today) away from Super Bowl XLVI.

Luckily I completed this Super Scarf during a season when it was easy to find bags of foil-wrapped chocoloate coins.  Just for fun, I included one bag of the chocolate coins with the scarf so the owner can have a few coin tosses of his or her own.   

To watch the clock tick down to the Super Bowl, or to watch the Super Scarf count go up, check out the Super Scarf website:  http://www.indianapolissuperbowl.com/super-scarves/       

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