8 August 2007

I don't like AFL

The things we do for our children.

demons fingerless gloves

Son #3’s latest. Fingerless mitts in Demons’ colourway.

I didn’t even use a pattern for this. I just cast on what I hoped would be an appropriate number of stitches and went for it (note to self: knit a band of rib or moss next time before launching into stocking stitch). He requested blue and red, and it wasn’t until I was ready to add a stripe of red after the thumb hole that he sheepishly asked for the red to be in "this" pattern [insert hand gesture here].

That was when I realised. We have a little AFL football fan on our hands.

Since then, I’ve had several requests from his classmates to knit more in their favourite team colours. Jeez I must have done a bad bad thang in a past life.

17 comments:

ellen said...

Jeeze, I think you did a good, good thing in your past life! For sure, you did!

bec said...

Yes, but 'tis a good thing you are doing in this life for the little boys, is it not?

sooz said...

Commiserations.

Although with that grevillea to look at I am having a hard time feeling too sorry for you...

meggie said...

Little boys & their friends.
They dont like to be left out. Ans how cool a Mum are you!

Jenny said...

At least the colours are quite nice although plain NAVY BLUE would be better. I know I'm a loser OK.

Stomper Girl said...

You could set up a little AFL stall outside the MCG on match day. You'd make a mint.Ah, I crack myself up. (You know I'm another anti-afl-er, don't you?)

Such a pretty blue on the glubs though.

Kim said...

We'll have a few pairs in red and white and some in all dark navy blue please. The red and whites in kids size while the navy blues are for the grown ups...
Suse - you're talking to a woman with children addicted to it. Children who wake up at 5am and do things like watch the 1987 Grand Final or some such.

I feel your pain.

Marg said...

See I would have said that you needed to make the blue darker and add some gold in! Then again, we have an awful lot of Crows paraphernalia here already!

tamara said...

...like what the title says over here.
If pushed, I revert to family type: black and white.
However, if pushed I will also bite.

Martina said...

I am sure you did a good thing to recieve so many knitterly requests!

el zed said...

Just be grateful he's not a Freo fan - I had to make my son a patchwork quilt in Dockers colours a few years ago. Tricky ...

telfair said...

awww....it sort of makes me miss footy!

Although I always preferred the Hawks, mostly because I like their autumnal color scheme, and Alastair Clarkson...rrowwrrr.

ANYWAY.

Elizabeth said...

The things we do for our children indeed. I just ate blue pizza.
Just think, you are going to be the very coolest mum at school.. for a while.

Linda said...

hi I just came across your blog and I love it! AND I have just made some fingerless mits too love your colours!

shula said...

Created a monster, is what you've just done.

I look forward to watching you try to wriggle out of this one, Suse.

Kris said...

My very elderly grandmother had quite a little business knitting gloves like this and football booties (!) for her bowling cronies' grandchildren. There's something very confronting about a six month old baby in Essendon booties.

Lazy cow said...

Euch, the DEMONS!! C'mon, get him to barrack for a decent team, like the BOMBERS. Sorry, a bit of my inner footy mole just poked through there (I knitted my daughter an Essendon scarf when she was 1).
Cool gloves, by the way.