From Redding.com, the Redding, (northern) CA paper
Not bad for a guy who also has a mean counter-cross stitch, skills he showed en route to a December tournament.
Spoon says he didn't actually see Schaub break out the needles -- he resigned to a different van after losing to Schaub in a battle of wills for "shotgun" -- but he heard all about it.
"People were calling me from the other van saying that Alex was crocheting from 'my' front seat," Spoon chuckled. "I actually saw his finished work, it was pretty good."
His coaches were just as ... impressed.
"Yeah, I didn't find out about that until we went down to Vacaville," Elliott said. "We stopped and ate, and one of my assistant coaches, my JV coach gets in the van and says, 'You know what Alex is doing right now?'"
Elliott said it was an ongoing razz for the rest of the year.
"Yeah, he was my first (knitter) and maybe my last," Elliott said. "Unless there are some more Alex Schaubs out there ... doubt it, though, with that kind of talent.
Apparently the young man also drives the puck hard when he shoots the baskets. I understand that boys get confused about "women's work." My dad refers to my stitching as "knitting." Isn't it amazing, thought, that some of us girls manage to remember the rules of football, basketball, hockey, soccer, and baseball. (Although the infield fly rule does boggle the mind...) And we remember these rules all while we are playing at counter (sic) cross-stitch.
Extra points to she who can answer this headscratcher: which form of needlework does the young man do?