Sunday, 2 February 2014

Curling! Yeah, Team Ontario! and Socks ....

Deb is in Montreal to watch her daughter, Morgan Court, curl as part of Team Ontario in the Scotties! She'll be knitting like crazy as she watches. This is very very exciting for us. Deb has curled all her life, her husband Paul is an avid competitive curler, our Dad has been a competitive curler and skip his whole life and is still curling regularly at age 83. Mom only gave up curling a couple of years ago. Our cousin Dean Gemmell has been a World Champion with the US Curling team, has a curling podcast and has written a book on curling, his parents are also very active curlers. Our other cousin Jenny is also a very busy competitive curler ... Me? I've not curled in a few years and have never been anywhere as good as the rest of the family but do enjoy the game. It was so exciting to watch Team Flaxey (now Team Ontario) play and win the Ontario Scotties - now to watch my niece play in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts against all the other provincial teams is amazing. Go Morgan!
Those of you who have some of our patterns and books may recognise Morgan as she was in a number of our earlier patterns and is in our Button Up Your Top Down book as well.

While Deb is away, I thought I'd show you my Birthday Socks! Yes, each year Deb knits me socks for my birthday (which is in December). This year I got 2 pair!! Not sure what I did right and wish I knew so it would happen again.
 A nice, plain pair (yarn unknown) which I'll wear and wear.
This pair is in a single yarn called "KnitEast" by the Fleece Artist and the sock is from
our "Need A Sock" book using the Embroidery Lace stitch pattern which we liked so
much we used it again in our "Need An Accessory" book.

- Lyn


  1. Great post, Lyn. Your family's interest and participation in the sport is outstanding and thanks for sharing it!

  2. Best of luck to Morgan!

  3. Go Morgan! Deb and I have talked curling at our Guild meetings, but it's never come up that her daughter was competitive! Can't wait to talk with her - hoping for some great results from Team ON!

  4. Lyn - thanks for sharing your family's curling history. Will be watching for Deb in the stands and Morgan on the ice.
    Peggy W.


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