Thursday, 7 April 2011


I just love WWE. My love for it has grown considerably since the separation. Wrestlemania is the biggest event of the year for WWE and it happened last sunday in Atlanta. This gives you an idea of the scale.
Wrestlemania 27 crowd
There were apparently 71,671 people there and I so should have been one of them but couldn't get leave from work because of deadlines. Meh. There were obviously csome other brits there, since Armando Iannucci tweeted this pic of one of the memorable signs in the crowd. 
A-ha! Partridgemania is running wild at #Wrestlemania with th... on Twitpic
I love the signs. One of my all time favourites was on a large piece of card and said "THE GUY BEHIND ME CAN'T SEE". Simple perfection. 

People ask me all the time why I like wrestling. After much thought I decided I like the fact that it has boundaries so people very rarely get seriously hurt and the general athleticism. You can't say it's not impressive when a 6'10" 300lb man holds a 6'4" 255lb man over his head while standing on a table and flips him on the ground. 
Wrestlemania 27
The Commentators speculated that he might have "shattered some internal organs". Whereupon he gets up and does more or less the same back again. Or when the taller guy (The Undertaker) rebound of the rope and dives headfirst over the top rope in order to nut his opponent (Triple H).
Wrestlemania 27 Undertaker
Pretty awesome. 

And what to do while watching wrestling? Why, what else but knit. For the sock yarn leftovers cardi is almost finished. 
Sock Yarn Ripple Cardigan
I actually thought it was finished. I sewed in all the ends and added buttons....
Bat Buttons
......but that collar just isn't working. So I need to rip it and redo the last inch or two. Such a nuisance but will be worth it in the end. 
Sock Yarn Ripple Cardigan
I'm pretty happy with it though! I'll be writing a tutorial type thing on how I approached it.

It's been a pretty hard week all told. After the weekend I was pretty low and then I had another set back on Monday night. But, these things are sent to try us and I'll be at my Mum's this weekend for some R&R and hopefully to catch up on some sleep since that's been all messed up too. I've been trying to keep this in mind at all times:

It's hard, but I'll get there in the end. 


TJ said...

Yeah Lixie!! Things like Wrestling are perfect when you're down. So glad you're back in the blog-o-sphere and happy to hear you're taking smart steps to take care of yourself!!

Hope my package arrived? It never came back (unless there was a wrestle match on the border and some customs agents ate the treats).

Best wishes to you and keep on knitting... from germany, tj

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

love the bat buttons!

Heather Cawte said...

Wow, the cardigan looks great!

And I agree with suse, the bat buttons are awesome :)))

Ynot said...

The cardigan IS truly awesome, what with bat buttons and all. But what really made me comment today is Wrestlemania! I am not in any way a wrestling fan, although I CAN understand what you enjoy about it. However, I have to say two things. One is that I'm a structural engineer and in the past worked on the stage structures for two different Wrestlemanias. Second is something my husband insisted I post. He says that wrestling is the only form of modern dance that's appreciated by the general public. It's performance art with carefully choreographed dramatic effects. (and a bit about my husband - he's a PhD mathematician who also took ballet classes in college.)

So sorry you didn't make it to Wrestlemania!

Charlotte said...

Hi Lixie, I've followed your blog for a few months and always enjoy seeing your new creations, but was spurred to comment this time because I just wanted to say, "keep going", "keep taking the meds", and "it always gets better". It's so tough coming back up from a low spell, and I'm glad that you've got the wrestling and the knitting to keep you going! But til you're back to 100% I send you lots of hugs and fellow crafterly warm spirit. Good luck & enjoy the sunshine! Charlotte (eko000 on rav) x

Becky said...

Hey you - your cardi is boootiful - I can't imagine how many pairs of socks you must have knitted to have that much left over sock yarn - you are most prolific !!!

Keep on keeping on hon - ups are great, downs suck - I'm thinking of you lots and sending you warm cyber hugs from warm and sticky Oman.xxxxxx

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