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 :)