Monday, July 8, 2013

Knitting along to Wimbledon

The knitting won out.


I'm up to the third color, a pretty blue.

I spent a lot of time watching Wimbledon.


Hooray for Andy Murray!  Also for Marian Bartoli, and the Bryan brothers.  But yeah, Andy Murray had me stressing out on Sunday.  lol!

I read somewhere that the superstitious said it was in the stars that Murray would win.  Seventy-seven years since a Briton had won Wimbledon, Virginia Wade, the last woman Brit to win, won in '77, and yesterday was the 7th day of the 7th month.  :D

Mia has been busy as usual.


(That's a mostly empty Poland Spring water bottle pack she's in.)


Mia's new favorite bed is a bunch of fabric and clothing my father sent from his house cleaning.  I have yet to get a good look through what's in the box.

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week.


35 comments:

Bertie said...

Fanastic win, if I had a racket in my hand whilst watching, the TV would have had it!! Andy deserved it, he was so much better than Novak!
Great knitting, Mia will wrap that around her soon lol
Have a great week-:)

Vickie said...

What a pretty knit piece you have there. Sweet Mia!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

I agree, hurray for Andy!!!
Mia = dollbaby :)

Mugwump Woolies said...

Could you hear us screaming at our t.v.? What an exciting match that was...and a fabulous win for Andy! Great knitting!
Have a good week,
Robyn

Annie said...

A ton of knitting to go with that ton of TV! Exciting tournament this year.

Giovanna said...

Great knitting - the colours are wonderful.

I don't follow tennis, but I did read that there was also an Italian winner, in the junior tournament :-)

Erica said...

Ahh! Those colors remind me of Autumn, my favorite season!

Deb said...

What's with the knitting in the summer? LOL It looks wonderful, but it cracks me up to see people knitting in the summer. Of course, I pulled out some yarn for grannies so look whose talking! Great project for watching tennis though.

Melissa said...

I heard that it was a very exciting and emotional match! It's interesting the facts of the sevens that you'd mentioned. Sometimes you have to scratch your head at some of these "coincidences"

Great knitting! Hey, did the knitting get tighter for the final game? ;-) LOL.

cucki said...

such a sweet knit piece :)
kisses for mia x
and for you too xxxxxxxxxxx

Kathy Ellen said...

It looks like you have definitely fallen with your beautiful knitting....such pretty colors and the yarn is beautiful.

I was catching up with your stitching progress too, and must say that 'Dorothy Walpole' is really beautiful too...will enjoy watching your progress on her.

As always, what would you do with that incredibly amazing Mia? She is so adorable:)

Blessings & Hugs!

marly said...

I like your color choices. Not a tennis fan so I have no idea who those people are, but hope your choice wins!

Solstitches said...

Stress doesn't begin to cover it LOL.
I was hanging off the edge of my chair through that match. Fantastic result!
Your knitting is looking great so far.

Margaret

My Xstitch Place said...

beautiful knitting, the match was great. Happy for Andy...

Liz McMahon said...

Love that knitting Margaret, I've been crocheting for the new baby, a good occupation for winter I find.
Hope you're well...
Lizzie
xx

Beth said...

You can only imagine the delight here in Scotland when Andy won!

Lynn said...

Thank you Margaret. I get your updates and thoroughly enjoy them! keep them coming!
Lynn from Ontario Canada

Krista said...

Great knitting!! That was a great match for sure! I was happy for him. That crowd was wild!! from the first volley on! My favorite match though was Del Potro and Djokovic semis. That was also a wild ride! Now we will have to wait for the US Open :)

Melanie said...

OOOOOOOooo, that's moving right along! I haven't been able to tolerate knitting lately with this weather. :(

Penny said...

Your knitting is coming along nicely - very pretty! Guess the stars were right in regards to the Wimbledon winner. :) And you're right Mia has been busy - busy being cute as a button. :)

Catherine said...

Love your project!! Silly Mia ~ she always makes me simile!

Linda said...

Your blanket looks so pretty. Cute pics of Mia as always.

Linda

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

whoua beautiful knitting !!! I love Mia very exceptionnelle cat !
bisous bisous

Chris said...

Gorgeous knitting!
Hugs to you and Mia!
Have a great week!

Carol said...

I don't know how you knit and follow tennis, too, Margaret--but you've had beautiful results! I'm not a tennis follower--know nothing about the game actually, but everyone seems happy that Andy Murray came out the winner!

Cari said...

I love your stole. I'm tempted to order it but it just never get cold enough in Florida to wear one !! It's sure beautiful though !!

And sweet Mia is so much fun to watch. All 3 of my granddaughters have found kittens to love and take care of. I'm so proud of them choosing to be guardians of these sweet and entertaining heart warmers!!

Hugs and have a great needlework week !!

woolwoman said...

LOVE the shawl - man you are flying but like I said - nothing better than Wimbledon watching and knitting. Interesting about the numbers coincidence of the 77 vs 7th day and 7th month. take care Mel

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

I so want to knit too but samplers have mein control. I get the itch to knit every fall so I'l lhave to finish my WIPs by then. I love the sweater-the colours are gorgeous.

Sally said...

Lovely knitting. I really should go back to mine but I can't find time in my busy stitching schedule lol!

I couldn't bare to watch all the match on Sunday! I watched the final 20 minutes and that was tense enough! So pleased to finally have a male British champion again and well deserved too.

Anne said...

What are you stitching Margaret? Not sure if you mentioned it before, if so, oops! Lovely colours that you're using. I see Mia is happily playing in all sorts of stuff!! I like her poses...so cute!

Marsha said...

I knew you were watching Wimbelton.

Sherry :o) said...

Pretty knitting, Margaret. Boy are you making quick progress. Glad you enjoyed the tennis while working away with yarn!

LOL - Mia sure finds lots of cozy "nesting" spots!

Gabi said...

Love your knitting Margaret. I'm knitting too at the moment while travelling around in Europe . Mia is cute as always :)

Gabi said...

Love your knitting Margaret. I'm knitting too at the moment while travelling around in Europe . Mia is cute as always :)

Karoline said...

Your knitting is looking great! You did better than me at crafting through Wimbledon, I was too twitchy & could bearly watch at times especially during the last game