Stitch and Pitch 2018

Many of my posts on adventures from this summer are going to be in random order. I’m working on getting caught up.

Early June, my mom and I took a trip down to Milwaukee (about 3 hours from home) to cheer on the Brewers and knit at the Stitch and Pitch event. We have made it down for Stitch and Pitch four of the last six years, and it never disappoints.

The seats are usually pretty good, though this year we experienced a hailstorm of foul balls. The poor woman next to me ended up getting hit in the leg by one (that’s what happens when you’re more focused on the knitting than the game)!

A knitting-themed bobble head comes with the Stitch and Pitch ticket package, and I’ve collected some cute ones over the past few years. This year’s design was the Brewers’ mascot, Bernie Brewer, made to look like he was made out of yarn. While that sounds really cute in theory, the end result turned out a bit more terrifying than adorable.

I brought along my Vanilla Latte socks to work on. The pattern is pretty basic, but the yarn, Baah! by La Jolla in the colorway Make My Heart Sing, is lovely to work with and works well with the simple pattern. I’m happy with the yarn/pattern combo.

In the end, the Brewers could not pull off a win for this year’s Stitch and Pitch game, but I made good progress on my sock, and had a good time. Hopefully, I’ll get to go back again next year!

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