Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Batting 1.000

That's my nephew Jaylon's batting average. Going into the championship game next week, he has hit the ball and gotten on base in all of his at bats. This is his first year playing baseball and he's having a ball. We're having a ball watching him and all the other teams.

Jaylon is 6 and plays in the 5 to 6 year old league. They play 2 innings per game and the entire team bats around in each inning. The league is "coach pitch" so each player gets a maximum of 7 pitches. I'm proud to say that most of his hits have been on the second or third pitch.

They were getting whipped in the first 1 1/2 innings and the opposing team was using most of their 7 pitches. That gave me plenty of time to finish this:

Noro Y-404 aka Gisha


Yarn: Noro Gisha
Needles: 5.5 mm Holz & Stein Ebony circular
Size: Large
Modifications: Used 5.5 mm needles instead of 6.0 or 6.5 to reduce size of eyelets. Made a sleeveless shell instead of short sleeves. This was due to a major yarn shortage. I paid $20.00 for a bag of ten at the LYS a couple of years ago and just couldn't justify spending $11.00 for 1 skein in order to complete the sleeves. The sleeves and neckline are trimmed with crab stitch aka reverse single crochet.

They rallied in the bottom of the 2nd and came back from a 9 - 3 deficit to win by a score of 10 - 9.

After a brief hiatus, I present to you the second round. The daylilies are in bloom.

1 comment:

Vera said...

Very lovely top, and the colors look cool for summer.