Wednesday, September 5, 2007

victory made sweeter by defeat

Here's something you never expected to see on a craft blog.

That's right, my beloved Spartans tackle UAB in our first game of the season. My whole family was at the game, it was lil' b's first Spartan experience and he did so well! But to make the weekend even more perfect, we got to catch the final six seconds of this game:

And then, AND THEN!! NFL kicks off TOMORROW! ACK! I am just beside myself with excitement. After this weekend, perhaps I will post my fantasy team. I don't know who will give a hoot besides myself, but I'm pretty pleased with my picks.

Fall: The perfect season for curling up on your couch with a glass of wine and a skein of warm yarn to yell obscenities at the television.

Speaking of yarn, I got depressingly little done on October this holiday. Hopefully I can really focus this week. As it is, I was just commissioned for another blanket (this one unisex, finally!) so I'm eager to get going on that as well.

And speaking of wine, we had such fun at the wine tasting party! Our two bottles were a huge hit! Our Cab Sauv came in second place, and our Merlot came in first.

The Cab (above) was a Broquel Cabernet Sauvignon from the Trapiche winery in Argentina. The Merlot (below) was actually a Semi Sweet Merlot from the Pelee Island Winery in Canada. For our snack I made Alfajores Rogel cookies, a cracker-like cookie with dulce de leche sandwiched in between. It was an Argentinian dessert, but it did not go well with the wines, it was far too sweet.


Cinnamonamon said...

Wow, sounds yummy! I like the occasional game of football, but I usually prefer it in a sports bar (or semi-crowded house) with beer & wings...I'm such a cliche! ;) Those wines sound oh so yummy. My wine buying is severely limited as I'm the only one in the house who drinks it & I cannot usually finish a bottle before it goes bad.

Jerri said...

Here is the link, if you want it

It's funny how different your life becomes when you have a baby. I never would have thought. My sil even told me how "different" I am. It was a back handed compliment, I'm sure. But it's true. And Wyatt is 18 months old today. Sigh.

Yeah, Michigan sucks. DH was sooo mad!

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knittin gin said...

I can't say that I care much about football, but just wait 'til college basketball starts! Go Heels!