Being the good wife I am, I knit him a pair of team socks. Maize and Blue.
These socks were knit on size 1 dpns using the Charade Sock Pattern.
I love these socks. And so does The Greatest. They are so comfy. The yarn is perfect, soft and cushy. The colors are vibrant. Blue and yellow is very hard to dye, usually there is green where to two meet. But the dyer (I'll get to her later) was skillful and there was very little green. These socks fit him perfectly. This was it. Perfect socks, perfect fit, it was going to be a perfect season. By wearing these socks every game, The Greatest was going to single-handily ensure that Michigan has a winning season this year. Not just a really good season, but a Title Winning Season.
The Greatest got up this morning and put on his socks. Hopes were running high. The game wasn't televised in our region, so lots of sports center updates were anxiously watched. Things went well, then they didn't, then it looked like they were going to win in the last minutes...but...
Michigan lost today. They lost 34-32 to Appalachian State. Appalachian State for goodness sakes. They aren't even a ranked team. I don't know much about football, but I do know they're not in the Big Ten, or the Pac-Ten, or any other of those football conferences The Greatest is always chattering about. We should have beaten them the way Penn State beat Florida International (59-0). But we lost.
I blame the socks.
The yarn is called Team Feet. The dyer specializes in team colors. I purchased them from an etsy store. The dyer is Pink Sheep. She's a small dyer, and like I said before, very skilled (how did she manage to get so little green?). But go look where she lives. I'll wait. Go look.
She lives in Ohio. OHIO! In case you don't know, that is significant because Ohio State fans HATE Michigan. I should have realized the yarn is cursed with all kinds of football bad luck. And no amount of football good luck knitting can overcome bad luck that is dyed into the yarn.
Michigan lost today. I blame Pink Sheep.