It’s Superbowl Time
Superbowl Sunday is tomorrow! Some people only celebrate when their team is in the running, but we celebrate every year no matter who’s playing. For years we’ve had an annual tradition where we go to our friends’ house for dinner and the game. It’s something I always look forward to.
My annual tradition is to bring a knit or crochet project with me. I like sports okay, but I’m not fanatical about it. I enjoy Superbowl parties for the social aspect mostly, since with busy work schedules it’s not always easy to get together with friends now we have school-age children. So Superbowl Sunday is a perfect time to not only catch up with my friends, but also with my knit or crochet projects, which might also have taken a back seat recently to more pressing matters of bills and groceries and after school activities.
I find it relaxing to sit in front of the game with a knit or crochet project on my lap, and my friend loves to watch me work. A non-crafter, she’s intrigued at what I can turn a little ball of yarn into. The best projects for Superbowl Sunday are those that don’t require you to keep looking at directions or counting stitches. That way you can still enjoy the party, have some conversations (and keep track of the score if you wish) all while you’re crafting away.
I find an afghan or rug works well for a Superbowl Sunday project, but sometimes can be bulky to travel with, depending on where you are in the design. So I usually travel with a baby blanket project, or a scarf in progress, or even a purse/bag pattern that doesn’t require too much shaping. I like a pattern that’s easy to memorize, so all I need to do is take out my yarn, my hook (or needles) and get to work.
So, if you’re the crafty type and planning to watch the game at home or at a friend’s, this might be the perfect opportunity to squeeze in a little crafting time as well. Best of all, you may inspire others to join you!
Happy crafting! (oh, and Go Pats!)
Crochet Scarf pattern available at Craftsy.com