Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Packers or Steelers?

At this time last week, I had high hopes for the Chicago Bears and a Superbowl appearance. Even though Jay Cutler, our starting quarterback, left the game with an injury, they came very close to a last minute victory. Hats off to Da Bears!

Now it's time to turn our attention to the big game. The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers will be taking the field on February 6th. Can you think of two teams with more rabid fans?














We've dyed up a couple of special colors. One the left is Go Packers! And on the right is Pittsburgh Pride. I'm not sure two fans would really cozy up like that.

You can get Go Packers! at Yarns by Design in Neenah, WI. The Pittsburgh Pride is at Natural Stitches in Pittsburgh.

We'd like to give away one skein of Shepherd Sock to a fan of each team. Leave a comment letting us know whether you'll be rooting for the Packers or Steelers and we'll pick a winner from each side using a random number generator on the day after the game.

**Edited to add:

I just got a call from the nice folks over at Signature Needle Arts. They want a piece of the Super Bowl action too!





They are generously upping the kitty in our little Packer/Steeler contest and have offered to give away one pair of straight needles to each of our lucky winners. In keeping with the theme, they have gold needles (sized 1 and 6) and green needles (3 and 8). Or you can pick another color if you'd like.

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Froggie said...

Go Steelers!!!

E-mail: tracey@froggieknitslikecrazy.com

Carla said...

I'm from PA, so it's STEELERS!!!

Elaine said...

I'm rooting for the Packers to win the Super Bowl.

carrieknitscake said...

Packers!!!

Teri said...

GO packer!!!!!

Wannietta said...

I've been a Steelers fan since ever & my daughter has been rooting for them because their colours are the title of one of her (new) favourite songs.

pigbook1 said...

Packers, Packers Packers!

Bethany said...

Go Stillers!!

Orora said...

Actually, I'll be watching Puppy Bowl, but I have an uncle who's a Pack fan, so if I won that yarn I'd make him some socks.

Paula said...

I'll be rooting for the Steelers!

Kelly P. said...

As a knitter, crocheter AND a huge Steeler fan, I can't think of a better contest! Thanks for the chance to knit something up in our Steeler Black 'n Gold!

Kelly P.

kiwibirder@verizon.net

Bethany said...

The Natural Stitches link goes to the Yarns by Design site. Is this an anti-Steeler conspiracy? :)

JelliDonut said...

Go Cheese Heads! And let me take this opportunity to apologize on behalf of Broncos fans. If our former coach could have gotten along with Cutler, who knows?

Angele said...

I have to go for Green Bay because they're such a good team. And, their colors are prettier!

Jennifer said...

Go Steelers!

Lorna's Laces said...

Thanks for the heads up Bethany. It's been fixed.

scarey said...

go steelers!

Lisa said...

As a rabid Bears, I have but one Comment. GO STEELERS!

SoccerMomKnits said...

Steelers

Karen said...

GO Packers! :)

Timmie said...

Steelers for my friend Laura Hope. She is 8 years old and has brittle bone disease. She loves the Steelers even painted her bedroom gold and black. So if I win, I'll make her something from the yarn.

faerieflings said...

C'mon Packers! (I'm a fan by association, lol, all my friends are rooting Packers).

twisted said...

Go Packers!

Word Lily said...

Go Packers!

Meg t said...

I go back to the days of "one for the thumb" Go Steelers!!!!!

Kathryn said...

Oh, it pains me to say this, but Steelers? My sister-in-law is a huge fan, and I've been meaning to buy some black and gold yarn to make her something. I feel so dirty now.

Karin said...

It's got to be the Steelers.

Karin

Gnat said...

Steelers!! Already have our jersey and onsie ready!!

Jersey Shore Deb said...

STEELERS ALL THE WAY!!! I have several family members who would LOVE socks made from this yarn (as would I!)

RagdollDesigns said...

Packers!

benne said...

Go Pack! Cheeseheads rule!

CathPete said...

Packers all the way.

Phoebe said...

Packers...it would be so thrilling for Aaron Rodgers to finally get out from Brett's shadow once and for all.

KV said...

Must leave a vote for the Packers since my husband loves that team. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and I must say the last two games of the playoffs were the very first time I ever cheered for the Steelers . . . .

Kathy V in NM

Katherine said...

Definitely rooting for the Packers!

Anonymous said...

Go Steelers! The colors look awesome and wouldn't mind some Steelers socks.

sarakist@gmail.com

balthof said...

Go Steelers! I was actually sitting in Natural Stitches when they found out about this contest.

NoodieKnits said...

Since my dear Colts won't be playing... I'm choosing the Packers based on color alone LOL!

tilaturtle said...

Steelers definitely!

Kimberly said...

Go Steelers!!!!!!!

C said...

Go Steelers!!!

Dawn said...

Steeeeeelers!!!

Angela said...

My brother works for NFL Films and is leaving for TX tomorrow, so I'll be rooting for him since the next two weeks will challenging. If I have to choose a team, I'll take the Steelers.

Amy McCall said...

Here we go Steelers!!

Amy B said...

Go Steelers!!!

serspense said...

Here we go Steelers!

Joyatee said...

Go Steelers!

Elizabeth Lafferty said...

GO STEELERS! Beautiful yarns, BTW!

Donna said...

Go Steelers!

DPUTiger said...

Steelers!

bluedoll said...

Here we go, Steelers, here we go! Pittsburgh's goin' to the Superbowl.
=) I love the yarn!
~Tanya

Ana said...

Go, Pack, go! I have gotta have the Packers colors - husband is from WI, and if I brought Steelers yarn into the house, there'd be words.

Gloriane said...

The Pack! Go Packers! (On behalf of my BFF from Milwaukee).

Anonymous said...

Go Steelers!!!!!

Sarah said...

Steelers!!

Sorka said...

Here we go Steelers here we go!! Get those Terrible Towels out!!

Tamara said...

Go Pack!

Jenn said...

Packers! Packers!

LaurenS said...

Go Packers!

RuthF said...

Even though I live in Mike McCarthy's old neighborhood, and work with his brother, gotta go with my Steelers (although the Packers blend is REALLY cute).

Beth said...

Here we go, Steelers!

Joal said...

I want the Steelers to win. In 2009, my family had its annual family reunion in Pittsburgh. It is a great town. My late uncle loved the Steelers and the Pirates. I am pulling for the Steelers in his memory.

Susan from Phoenix said...

Go BLACK AND YELLOW!!!!!!!

Lauren said...

Here we go, Steelers, here we go!

DavidA said...

A seventh Superbowl ring and trophy will look nice in the collection.
Go Steelers!!

Anonymous said...

Steelers, no question!!!!!!!!!!

Joan McElroy

Kristine M. said...

The Steel Curtain will crush the Packers! Go Steelers!

Sheila said...

Steelers all the way!!!

Casi said...

I snapped up two skeins of the Packers yarn from the first batch, and just wanted to say Yarns by Design is a fantastic store with FAST shipping!

Casi in TN (who is married to a Wisconsin native :) )

troy and christina said...

My team is out so I can't exactly say I'm a rabid fan...but go Steelers!

a2z said...

Steelers. I live in MN. Thanks for asking.

Megan said...

I grew up in Pgh, remember the immaculate reception, and am thrilled that the Steelers are setting another record. So, yes, I will be rooting for the Steelers.

Kristi said...

Let's Go Steelers!!!

Julie said...

Go Steelers!

Carol Kamin said...

Oh, the Packers for sure!

Anonymous said...

Go STEELERS!!!! Black and Gold all the way!
kernmr@comcast.net

Manda said...

I don't really care much about football, but considering I was born & raised in Neenah (even though I no longer live there), I have to root for the Packers or be disowned by my entire family. ;)

GO PACK GO! :D
hello.lovely@gmail.com

CintiSusan said...

Well, you just made up my mind...I am going to have to vote for the GB Packers because the color of the yarn is magnificent! I am a Cincinnatian so cheering for the Steelers is just painful but they are in our division. And GB..well, great state and nice people. But it was easy after seeing your dye jobs!

benashue said...

Steelers of course!

~RaenWa~ said...

I will be routing for the Green Bay Packers !!!!! I have never lived in Wis but have always been a Packers fan.

Raeknitsnwa@gmail.com

Megan said...

Go Packers! I live in New England and I'm usually a Patriots' fan, but my father and grandfather are huge Packers fans, so I'm hoping they win this year!

Mary Fran said...

My parents met at Pitt, so even though we grew up in Rockford (and all my cousins are now spread across the states) we are all Steelers fans. I just ordered two sock and one worsted from Natural Stitches, but would love to win another! Go Steelers!

Nancy said...

Having grown up in New Jersey I'm actually a Jets fan at heart, but after living in Wisconsin for 40 years, it's Go Pack! After all, Green Bay is Titletown!

Nancy
mnthone49@aol.com

bognar said...

My heart belongs to Pittsburgh -- Go Steelers!

Trixie said...

The Packers are the only publicly owned team in the NFL, meaning they will never leave Green Bay... I think this makes them the NFL equivalent of a LYS!

Natalie Servant said...

Go Steelers!

Thiggus said...

Here we go Steelers, here we go! Pittsburgh's going to the Super Bowl! Whoooo!

Mary Beth at ✄ Yarn U ✄ iPhone app said...

I think I will be rooting for the Packers now that the Bears will be out of the picture. Go, cheeseheads, go!

Anonymous said...

It's the Packers for me!

Anonymous said...

I'm moving to Pittsburgh a week before the game, so I'm all for the Steelers! I'm excited to live in a city with a pro team!
ravid: ceweller
email: dramachic0425@yahoo.com

Grace said...

Steelers all the way!!! Stairway to Seven, and 7 in 11!!!

zbyszko said...

Go Pack!

Edie said...

Steelers -- Seventh Heaven

Here We Go !

RC said...

Steelers!!!!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Packers all the way, Bay-beeee!

Jo Anne W-M said...

I'm for the Green Bay Packers. My two real teams, Patriots and Vikings, are out. I grew up in New England and live in Minnesota.

Elly said...

Steelers all the way baby!! HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!!

EB

ArtPride Admin said...

Packers all the way!

Lisa B. said...

Steelers for the win!! :)

becca said...

Is it okay to say, "who cares, but yarn is awesome and the superbowl is a great excuse to knit"? ;)

Jeslyn said...

Go Packers!

Renee said...

Go Packers!

Anita said...

Go Packers!!

Nat said...

Go Steelers! (I would normally choose Green Bay, but since they went and beat the Bears to be in the Superbowl, well, phooey on them.)

Virginia said...

Currently living in a house divided - I'm for Green Bay while the spouse is backing the Steelers.

Carol Hurt said...

The Pack all the way. Our kids live in WI and there is NO team with the support like Packers' fans! It's a longtime legacy and they deserve to win for their fans.

Carmen B. said...

Go Steelers!

One Sheep said...

Packer Rule! Steelers... are too big and strong for me to finish this rhyme. Go Pack. Thanks for the giveaway.

Foodiemom said...

Go Packers!

Anonymous said...

Go Pack Go!!!

Sarah Whalen

Karen said...

Go Steelers! Woop, woop...

Karey said...

I like the Packers! Crazy fans in a frigid outdoors home stadium, brrr.

Chris Presnell said...

GO PACK GO!

Sarah said...

My brother is a big Packers fan, so I would love to win this skein and knit something for him. Probably won't be a hat, as he already has that wedge of cheese atop his head.

MNetzer said...

We will be rooting for the Packers at our house on game day, and really even after!!!

redmelbug at yahoo dot com

WhizGidget said...

It's the Steelers all the way (don't let my MIL hear that... she's from Wisconsin, and a Packers fan all the way)

Libby said...

Packers! I'm in the UK with no strong partisan feelings, but I LOVE those colours, and I promise to come back and show you the resulting FO!

TeacherSP said...

Steelers all the way!!!!!!

Cheryl said...

Go Packers! I lived near Green Bay when they were in their last 2 Super Bowls, so the frenzy was extra intense...nice from farther away this time!

CardiLover said...

Oh, I was supposed to show my Packer love here and not on Facebook?!?! Well, I'm covered in both places, then. Go Packers!!!

sandyo3 said...

Go Pack Go, Best team ever

Stephanie said...

WooHoo!!! Let's go Steelers!!!

spitfiresnc said...

GO PACK GO!

gerri said...

as a bears fan, i have to go for the steelers.

Jeniffer said...

I was born a Packer fan and will die a Packer fan! Love my green and gold, Go Pack Go!!

Display Name said...

Go Pack Go! From a diehard Packers fan living in Bear country.

michk said...

I have cheese on my head and I bleed green and gold!

Go Pack Go!

Cathy said...

Go Packers!!!!!! Cheesehead forever!!

Jaye said...

Go Steelers!

Anonymous said...

We love the PACKERS in our house.
Diane

My name is Lori said...

Go packers!

Nancy N. said...

Go Packers;)

Debbie said...

I am a Pat's fan thru and thru however, I definitely want the Packers to win!!! I can tell you many reasons why, some controversial, others, not so much! Packer's are just a loveable team as long as they are not playing the Patriots!

JP said...

Gotta be by boyz from 'Da 'Burgh--Go Steelers!!!!

Crys said...

It's going to be the Packers!!

ikkinlala said...

I'll be cheering for the Packers to have some sort of investment in the game and because "Go Green!" is firmly rooted in my head where football is concerned. I'm really a Saskatchewan Roughriders fan, though.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

HaveFaith said...

Love Green Bay ..... Go Packers.

Faded Lily said...

Go Pack! I'm a big fan, and even my niece who's a Steeler's fan thinks Green Bay will win!

mhardersen said...

Steelers!

Anonymous said...

Packers!
Lynn
cbruff8624@aol.com

Whipstitch said...

GO PACK GO!!!

Shenoka said...

Go Pack Go!

Beverly (db81971) said...

GO PACK GO!!!!

Momyerom said...

Go Packers!

Rainyt said...

Go Pack Go! And thanks, Lorna's Laces, for the great colorways!

Knit-Chat said...

Pack Attack. Packers All The Way, Baby.

Sally said...

Steelers! My husband is from PA, and so he bleeds black and gold. I've already made him (and his mom) Steeler's Pride scarves :)

fairy godmother said...

I am a Packer's fan by birth!!!!

diane said...

Packers, please!!!

Vicki Knitorious said...

Go Pack Go!! Packers!!

Cirilia said...

I just like the Midwest so much I want to say both, but I will say Steelers because I like saying "yinz!"

craftyl8y said...

I'm all for the Packers! I love the Go Packers! yarn, it's absolutely beautiful :)

Jean said...

Go Packers!

MamaJoss said...

Packers...since I'm an Eagles fan...but my Cheesehead sister would sure love for me to knit her up something Pack Style!

NYCityMama said...

Go Steelers!!

kuduja merike said...

Go Packers! - But that's mainly because I have so many friends in Wisconsin and I love Yarns by Design in Neenah (yay Midwest Masters!).

Sharon said...

Go Packers--wouldn't want the Steelers to win since they beat the Jets!

Lana@Avonlea said...

Packers all the way! Yeah Baby!

Duncks said...

Even though I am super fond of yellow and black, I will be backing thePackers. Midwest transplant from the Baltimore area means I simply cannot abide the bSteelers. :)

Terri said...

Packers all the way
Terri@strangeknit.com

darthlaurie said...

Here in Utah we don't have a pro football team. I think that's unfortunate. I think I'm going to cheer for the Packers this year because I think every Super Bowl should be played in a frozen tundra or somewhere outdoors where the players have to battle each other and the elements.

Jennifer said...

My team didn't make it this year. :( I'll prolly end up rooting for the Steelers.

sandykins57 said...

Go Pack Go!

Sharon in MA said...

If it can't be the Patriots, then it better be the PACKERS!!!!!!

Knit Chic said...

Go Pack Go!

knittinggolfer said...

Packers. Cuz I can't root for the Pats.

stephanie fuller said...

Packers!!!

StephCat said...

Go Steelers!!!!!

Michelle said...

Go steelers!

Judi Sohn said...

I guess I'm rooting for the Steelers... more rooting to win a contest, but as my teen would say... whatev. ;-)

Dawn said...

GO PACKERS!!!!!!!!!!! Only because the Vikes aren't playing. Again. *sigh*

Becky said...

Packers - because I love that yarn!!

Lynn Anne said...

Steelers all the way!

Lynn in VA said...

Packers all the way.

Jaya said...

Steelers 'cuz I love Black and Gold.

Liz (aka inky) said...

I don't have a dog in this fight, but I loves me some cheese, so go Packers!

Knit for Joy said...

Go Packers! (Mostly because they share colors with the Oregon Ducks!) :)

SelkiSkin said...

Go STEELERS! Kick that packer booty!

Susan said...

Packers

RiverCitySTL said...

Go Packers!!!!!

m-l said...

Packers of course I love cheese

Maux said...

I'll be spending Superbowl Sunday knitting at a bar with no TV's, but my mom is a huge Green Bay fan and I bet she'd love a Packer's Clapotis.

lauraelih said...

Woo, Packers!

Nichole said...

Woot - go Packers!

Lobug said...

I've always liked the Packers just b/c of their colors!! :D

chitknit said...

Since my Chefs and Colts couldn't close the deal, I'm for the Packers this year.

Diana C. said...

Go Packers!!!

Lydia said...

since i had to witness the falcons losing to the packers during the playoffs-i'm cheering for the steelers.

Mary said...

Since the 49ers aren't playing. I'll go with the Packers.

Erin C-B said...

Let's go Packers let's go!!!

wildwoodflwr said...

Go Packers!

momsue84 said...

Go Pack!

Elaine said...

Go Green Bay Packers!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Go Packers!!!

chris said...

Go Pack!!!!

Green Bay all the way!

Jocelyn said...

Greenbay Packers all the way! I started watching NFL a few years ago because of them. I have not been watching regularly but I try to catch the highlights online when I can.

Cindy said...

Here we go Steelers! Here we go!! Stairway to Seven! Seventh Heaven!

TheNobleKnitter said...

PACKERS ALL THE WAY!!

Candace said...

Green Bay Packers! 'Nuff said!

Cindy T. said...

Here we go Steelers! Here we go!

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