So I’m kinda into sports. If you’ve been around here for long, if you follow me on twitter, or if you have taken one of my classes (which are routinely interrupted by me screaming at my score updater and fantasy football stat tracker), you might have noticed.

But GUESS WHAT?! I’m not alone! There are tons of knitters out there that love football just as much as I do. You need proof? I started The Knitting Football League group on ravelry and it’s already got over 140 members! And how awesome is the banner I made for it on Microsoft Paint?!

KFL!

The Knitting Football League works a lot like the Ravelympics – knitters will set goals for themselves and all cast on together on September 8th – the first game of the season! But because the football season is so long, we are splitting the goal setting and achieving into three parts – the first half of the season, the second half of the season, and the playoffs.

Rib Yoke Topper

I haven’t even gotten my hands on the Vogue Knitting Fall 2011 issue yet, but when the preview came out I instantly fell in love with the #25 Rib Yoke Topper. I love the collar, I love the sleeves, I love the pockets. I just picture throwing it over long sleeved tees all Fall long. I’ll be casting this bad boy on during that first game for sure!

Wool of the Andes Tweed Flagstone Heather

I’m putting in a HUGE Knit Picks order very soon! ALL of the yarn I need for my holiday knitting will be in it, and also this fantastic new Wool of the Andes Tweed in Flagstone Heather for my Vogue sweater. Is that hot or what?!

I’ve got a LOT more planned for The Knitting Football League knitting, including ALL of my holiday knitting and our next knit along sweater! But more about all of that soon.

If you are into football get your butt over to The Knitting Football League and start setting yourself football knitting goals! It’s going to be a fun season and a great way for you to stay on top of your holiday knitting.