Sunday, June 04, 2006

Take Me Out to the Ballgame...

Baseball season in our area has officially begun. My brother and I have season tickets for the LaCrosse Loggers, a team in the Northwoods League. This league is a summer baseball league, made up of college ball players from across the country. Each team is operated similar to a professional minor league team, providing players an opportunity to play under the same conditions using wooden bats, minor league specification baseballs, experiencing overnight road trips, and playing nightly before fans in a stadium.

This is the fourth year for the team, and the games are fun to watch. They have the style of pro ball, but a hometown feel. Unfortunately, the team is not off to a great start this year, losing two out of the first three games. But it's early, and there's a lot of baseball yet to come.

Of course, I take my knitting with me to the ball games. Usually socks or other small projects. I almost have a pair of Lion Magic Stripes Socks finished, and hope to complete them at today's game. A picture will be posted as soon as they're done. I'm also working on some footies in Sockotta, which I'm not sure I like (the yarn), but they seem to be turning out all right.

The other big news is that I'm adopting another cat from the Coulee Region Humane Society. I thought that two cats were just fine, but I've always said I'd get another British Shorthair if I got the chance. This week, one showed up on their website, and I knew I had to rescue her. She's a pretty girl named Lilly. Her humane society photos don't do her justice, so look for more photos once she's here.


  1. Lilly is a beauty! Is she polydactyl or does the photo make her look like she has big feet? I live with a wonderful poly. He's the best...along with his sister and my Siamese...Janet

  2. I don't think she is polydactl, but to be honest, I forgot to check. I think it's just the camera angle. She is front paw declawed, which I'm not too thrilled about, but what's done is done. She's very small, which doesn't really fit the Brit profile. Neither do the blue eyes, but one book I was reading said they have crossed Himalayans with Brits, so that's where the Siamese coloring comes in.