Summer started off with a bang around here (I know, it isn’t really summer, yet, but Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, so let’s call it close enough). It seems like the past couple of weekends have been full with very little time for knitting, writing, or much else.
I’m hoping to get a little time to breathe and catch up on things now (like the ever growing pile of laundry I’m trying my hardest to ignore). I have the day off, because I got home late last night after going to the Stitch and Pitch Brewer game last night (more on that later). I spent most of the day sorting through kiddos toys and clothes, packing away everything that he’s outgrown. Now, I have a bit of time to write before picking up kiddo.
So, on to the advertised topic, Stitch and Pitch. The combination of needle arts and baseball. Now, I’m not a huge fan of baseball, but I am a big fan of knitting and camaraderie with other knitters. My mom, on the other hand, is a big baseball fan and a knitter, so we go together. We have been to a total of three Stitch and Pitch games, in 2013, 2015, and now, 2017.
It is just under a three hour drive from where I live to Milwaukee, so I took off of work at noon and we maybe a day of it, stopping for lunch and some shopping on the way. We arrived with plenty of time to claim our special edition bobble heads. This year, it bobble head was the bratwurst racing sausage, knitting, of course.
We then got to our seats, and promptly starting knitting away. One of the great things about the Stitch and Pitch is the amount of fiber artists all together in one area. Most of my friends aren’t knitters, so I don’t get a lot of chances to chat with other knitters. It is fun to compare projects and admire different yarns. My ladies sitting behind me were also very impressed the fact that I knit left-handed, or, as they called it, “backwards.”
I used the time to work on my Clearview Cowl, which was prefect for game knitting. I was able to knit on it without having to keep looking down at my hands, which allowed me to enjoy the game as well. The Brewers played the San Francisco Giants, and the Brewers ended up winning, 6 to 3.
I managed to finish my Clearview Cowl, which now just needs to have the ends woven in and to be blocked.
And, I think my new bobble head friend is happy on my bookshelf with his new friends, don’t you?