Saturday, October 10, 2009

when worlds collide

You all know by now that Roller Derby is my latest love, and my team is the newest addition to my tribe of like-minded people. At training, one of my Derby girls rolled over to me and handed me a bag; said she saw this and immediately knew who should have it.

Sorry the photo is so crappy, but it's a coffee cup with wool on it and it says "Knit one Sip one". Love it! That's my derby helmet and mouthguard with it.


We also did some promotion out the front of the cinemas, advertising the new Derby movie Whip It, and our league - South Sea Roller Derby. That's me in the middle, with D and M either side. (I had my stripy pirate knickers on, but only a special few got to see those!) Then we snuck our skates into the cinema so they could be part of it too - a Roller girl just isn't a Roller girl without her skates ;)


People who don't know me raise an eyebrow - from knitting to Roller Derby, how bizarre? Reality is, nothing could be further than the truth.

Knitters are fabulous and generous and cool. Derby girls are freakin' awesome and generous and cool.
I think I've found my tribe.

and I've already been planning team wristwarmers and pirate-y knitted scarves in our team colours :)

14 comments:

2paw said...

I have a cup like that, mine is green and it is really nice to drink out of. Yay for Roller Derby!!!

Kate said...

If those people had ever knit a lace chart, they wouldn't be wondering at the comparison between adrenaline paced, technically difficult, combat-like activities and roller derby...

Wait, what? :D

sue said...

How nice of your friend to give you that mug. I have the pink one as I bought mine at Spotlight earlier this year. They had quite a few designs. It looks as though you have found your calling and perfect friends too. How was the movie, it looks great from the previews.

Stitch Sista said...

Very cool :D

Susanne said...

I love the photo with you all with your feet up in the cinema.

Hope you liked the movie.

Leonie said...

Wow! That's so wonderful for you to have such a positive experience from two completely different groups of people. Hope the movie was good!

Rose Red said...

Love the socks!

And also the tag. I do believe you can knit and skate at the same time. Just not very fast...

Bells said...

it's impossible for me to hear the term 'roller derby' now and not think of you. Gosh you all look cute as buttons.

dr k said...

i think if anyone could work out how to knit and skate at the same time it would be you! id love to see you try, im sure theres a movie in there somewhere!

Donyale said...

I just want your honest opinion....are there short and ahem, wider women doin this thing...cause I am sorely tempted - just don't want to shock derby fans into stampeding out of the place...

Gidgetknits said...

Part of me wants to join the Roller Derby kind! If just for the socks and frills!

louise said...

What joy, to find your tribe, to find your chums... brilliant. xoxo lj

Kat said...

I can't wait to see that movie. I have been thinking about joining our roller derby league but I bruise very easily so my mum and boyfriend don't want me to. I have one of those mugs too but mine is pink!

katiecrackernuts said...

I wish we had roller derby. I loved to skate as a kid. I'm shit at it, but I still loved it.