Category Archives: Seattle Sports

Knit-A-Long: Seahawks vs. Lions

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I have good news and bad news….

Good News: I completed week 4's Lions game AND it's still Sunday! (No need to rub it in that I now need to complete today's painful loss….)

Bad News: I think I have carpel tunnel in my fingers!

I have become a knitting machine. This challenge is a lot harder than I thought it would be to keep up. I'm extactic to at least be knitting the most recent game and not be a game (or two) behind, but man is this time consuming.

Game 4: Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks (10-13)

This game feels almost non-existent to me with it being a Monday night game and having to work. I had the game on all over the Hub but with all the EBC Monday night festivities it was hard to concentrate on the radio. From what I understand it was a horrible game and one that was good for me to miss.

Every once in awhile I'd hear an excited Steve Raible (Seahawks announcer) and would strain to hear what happened and if it was a happy call or a frustrated one. The rest of the time (when we had the lead) Madeline and I would pass each other and utter “the game can end now, we need a low scoring game for knitting!” Amazingly, thanks to a later-controversial call, the Hawks game out victorious and even better we only had to knit 25 rounds! I'm not sure what we were more happy about!

Here's what game 4 looked like in knitting form:

 

And here's what my entire cowl looks like:

 

Okay, moving on to the horrific Bengals game….

 

Follow along with me, a newbie knitter, all season as I knit every, single point the Seattle Seahawks score and somehow make a cowl! Check out my past game progress…

  1. Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams (Loss 31-34)
  2. Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers (Loss 17-27)
  3. Seattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears (Win 26-0)
  4. Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions (Win 13-17)

Total rounds knitted so far: 166 (includes 2 rounds of silver between each game)

 

Knit-A-Long: Seahawks vs. Bears

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Game 3 was a LOT easier than game 2 and all my problems I had! It also was a much far less rows to knit due to a lower scoring game (thank goodness!); I didn't even have to change colors which was nice, though it took a lot of concentration to count the rows! Best of all the Seahawks finally got a win and go 1-2 for the season!

Game 3: Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks (0-26)

I'm still frustrated with the spot where I had all the problems in last week's game. There's a couple spots that have serious puckering and problems, but I'm hopeful it'll become much less noticeable the farther from it I go. For now, it's driving my OCD eyes nuts because that's the first thing I see. Annoying.

I'm excited to start game 4 and hoping to get close to being caught up in time for Sunday's game. I think week 4 has only 23 rows which is 3 less than even this week! Bring on game 4!


Follow along with me, a newbie knitter, all season as I knit every, single point the Seattle Seahawks score and somehow make a cowl! Check out my past game progress…

  1. Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams (Loss 31-34)
  2. Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers (Loss 17-27)

 

Knit-A-Long: Seahawks vs. Packers

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This game was pretty much eons ago! I wish I could say that I'm just super behind on my project, but the truth is I somehow made a HUGE mistake and ended up having to pull-out like four rows. NOT FUN.

Week 2: Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers (17-27)

Last Friday night I finished this game, or so I thought! I even took pictures for this blog post! I was so proud to be done with game 2 AND still have time to possibly complete game 3 before game 4 even started! After taking the picture I continued on to the first row of the next game quickly completing it and moving onto the next round. However, that's when I started to realize my knitting had problems. BIG PROBLEMS!

I tried my best to fix it on my own, even after Wanda told me to STOP AND WAIT for her to help. Stopping wasn't an option because it was only Friday and I had a mission to catch-up!

I spent most of Friday evening trying to fix my mistake, but in the end I gave up. I think my fixing made it even worse! I finally went back to Wanda and begged for assistance.

I got a Yikes, how many rounds? response and at that point panicked.

She calmed me down and suggested I YouTube Knitting Lifeline which might be able to help me easily rip out my bad rows. I did the research and tried on my own, but couldn't quite get it. I finally just put the knitting down and gave in to the fact I was stuck until Monday. Good thing I had a busy weekend and didn't have much time to sit and pout about my knitting problems.

On Monday Wanda showed me how to use the Knitting Lifeline to fix my mistake and I (sadly) ripped out four rows of my hard work. As I cried with each row I removed, I kept telling myself You're a perfectionist, leaving this mistake would drive you crazy.

It took a lot longer than I thought to rip out the bad rows and get re-started, but it got done and tonight I completed game two…again…all 46 rows of it!

Here's a look at the ENTIRE cowl so far….

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I'm still a bit concerned that it's a bit triangular, but Wanda keeps promising it's just because it's on the knitting needles…I hope she's right! I also have to laugh because mine is SUPER WIDE and looks more like tube top than a cowl, I guess only time will tell!

Oh and this picture doesn't do it justice on how long it is, the picture looks like it's about the size of a beanie, but in reality it's about 14 inches long!

Off to work on game 3….stay tuned…thank goodness this game and last night's were MUCH lower scores! I have to admit that I've been praying for a low scoring WINNING game. There's no need to have such high scoring games, low scoring works for me! Not to mention, if we continue at the current high scoring rate this cowl is going to be like 10 feet long!

 

Knit-A-Long: Seahawks vs. Rams

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About a month ago my friend Wanda approached our office and invited our office to join her in a Knit-A-Long. I'd never heard of one before and had very limited knitting experience so wasnt real keen on the idea. However before I knew most of the office was participating and I didn't want to be left out so I joined.

So what are we making?

The project comes from Scoreboard Kal, and in the end will be a cowl that represents the Seahawks 2015/16 season! Per the website:

The idea behind the design of the cowl is fairly simple. When your team [Seahawks] scores, you will knit a round in the [blue] for each point attained. Did they kick a field goal? That would be 3 rounds. Did they score a touchdown? That would be 6 rounds. Was the point after good? Add another round! Should the opposing team score on the subsequent drive, their points will be knit in the [green] (following the same rules noted above). You will follow this structure for the entire game, switching back and forth between the [blue] and [green] depending on which team scores…

When the season is over, you will be left with an AMAZING, wearable knitted record of [The Seahawks] 2015-2016 season in the Scoreboard Cowl!

Having never really knitted before, I was nervous about being able to do a project of this magnitute! Wanda was a great (and very patient!) instructor and before I knew it I was off and knitting!

Okay now that I've explained the rules let's move onto Week 1 and see how I did!

Week 1: Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams (31-34)

This was a hard game to start the year with, both for the team and my knitting skills! I hated the idea of the Seahawks going 0-1, but I really hated the number of points (aka rows) I would have to do! We will just say that our entire knitting group go off to a very slow start and quickly found ourselves very behind, very quickly! Sixty-five rows in one week, for complete newbies is extremely daunting! I didn't finish game one until mid-week last week, well after game 2 was played! The good news is I finished game 1 and am well into game 2, and thanks to a lower (sorta) game 3 maybe I'll completely catch up this week…

Here's what my week 1 knitting looks like, remember blue represents Seahawks scores and green represents the Rams…

I'm still not quite sure what a Knit-A-Long I'm but assuming it has something to do with doing the same project as other people, aka my office! The good news is I'm doing it and having fun! Make sure you pop back over to see what it looks like after week 2s game against the Packers!

 

Signed by Jermaine Kearse

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Last weekend Brandi and I took the little girls to the United Way of King County's Celebrity Softball Tournement hosted by Mariners Hall of Famers Dan Wilson and Jay Buhner. We had all gone together last year so the girls had an idea of what to expect. What we didn't expect was both girls would get their hats signed by Seattle Seahawks', and University of Washington alum, Jermaine Kearse.

We bought great seats just a few rows above the field but because of the heat we decided to move up towards the main concourse and get out of the sun. Maddie wasn't overly fond of the idea because she really wanted to get a signature from one of the players. I finally agreed to go back down toward the dugout to sit in the sun while she tried to get a signature. Any signature.

There was two all-star filled rosters, but only one player from the Seahawks was participating and I never thought we would get him to sign their hats. Maddie was very persistent yelling at different players hoping that one would turn around and sign her hat. Emma joined in after awhile and then a few more girls.

When I saw Kearse pop up out of the dugout and stand right in front of the girls I had two thoughts:

  1. Wow that would be super cool if they got Kearse to sign their hats!
  2. Please turn around and sign their hats so we can get out of the sun!

The four girls quickly realized that each one of them yelling at Kearse individually wasn't working so they decided to try telling together…and what do you know Kearse turned around and motioned to them to hand him what they wanted to have signed.

I don't think I ever moved so fast as to make sure he got both of the girls' hats!

How cool is that signature! I do have to admit I am a tad bit jealous, but there's always next time, right!?

 

#CatchTheMoment365; Week 50

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What do you know, it’s already January 13th (Happy Birthday Brandi).  I started out the year blogging strong, well I blogged on day 2, but nothing since.  That’s kind of how life has gone for me in general.  I figured that once the hustle and bustle of the holidays were over I’d get a break and reprieve before life got crazy again.  Not so much.  2015 came roaring in past 2014.

*Sigh*

With that being said, I’m still behind on last year’s photo challenge.  I am proud to say that I took a photo every day for 365 days, the blogging is what is slightly behind!  This week’s photos are from Week 50 of 2014, December 12 – 18th.  This was my final week of work before getting some time off for the holidays and working from home.

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For more information on this project please visit one of the hosts by clicking the badge below!  Feel free to come join us and our 365 day journey behind the camera lens!

Catch the Moment 365

with Mindi at Simply Stavish, Sarah at Nurse Loves Farmer, and Stephanie at Behind the Camera and Dreaming.

How does this work?  Everyday I am posting a new pic to Instagram, Twitter and my personal Facebook page with the hash tags #365DaysofCori and the official challenge hash tag #catchthemoment365.  On Friday’s I will do a recap of the previous week’s photos and *hopefully* give a little more insight into each one, why I took them and any history behind them.

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#CatchTheMoment365; Week 45

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O.M.G with this post I am caught up!  So what if for like the last eight weeks I have been behind, today I am caught up!  Doing the happy dance here!

This week was a busy one because on Friday, November 14th was Eastside Baby Corner’s 5th annual Helping Kids Thrive luncheon which brought many long days and late nights.  In addition to the luncheon the weather began to change with the leaves dropping like crazy and below freezing temperatures.  Fall is here in full force with winter just behind it!

Here’s my week 45….oh and did I mention I’m all caught up!

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For more information on this project please visit one of the hosts by clicking the badge below!  Feel free to come join us and our 365 day journey behind the camera lens!

Catch the Moment 365

with Mindi at Simply Stavish, Sarah at Nurse Loves Farmer, and Stephanie at Behind the Camera and Dreaming.

How does this work?  Everyday I am posting a new pic to Instagram, Twitter and my personal Facebook page with the hash tags #365DaysofCori and the official challenge hash tag #catchthemoment365.  On Friday’s I will do a recap of the previous week’s photos and *hopefully* give a little more insight into each one, why I took them and any history behind them.

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#CatchTheMoment365; Week 41

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After being out of power for nearly 36 hours, I am happy to be back online and continuing to catch-up with my Catch the Moment | 365 posts!

On Saturday evening a windstorm whipped through Seattle.  It wasn’t that powerful of a storm, but because it was the first of the season and came with a huge rainy punch, it took down trees, scattered leaves and knocked out power to more than 160,000 homes.

Even though we were without power for 36 hours, life wasn’t that horrible and I really can’t complain.  With church cancelled, I spent the day crocheting and listening to a lot of Sunday football!  I felt lucky that we were one of the few homes with a wired in generator, so we had lights, heat (though we didn’t turn it on because it was so warm out), outlets to charge phones, iPads and laptops and the radio!

I had grand plans of getting this post up over the weekend, but the lack of power and internet made that goal hard to achieve!  So this post is a little later than I had planned, but it’s up and I’m once again just one week behind.  Maybe by this weekend I’ll be completely caught up…..I can dream right?

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For more information on this project please visit one of the hosts by clicking the badge below!  Feel free to come join us and our 365 day journey behind the camera lens!

Catch the Moment 365

with Mindi at Simply Stavish, Sarah at Nurse Loves Farmer, and Stephanie at Behind the Camera and Dreaming.

How does this work?  Everyday I am posting a new pic to Instagram, Twitter and my personal Facebook page with the hash tags #365DaysofCori and the official challenge hash tag #catchthemoment365.  On Friday’s I will do a recap of the previous week’s photos and *hopefully* give a little more insight into each one, why I took them and any history behind them.

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