Saturday, August 12, 2006

Stitch 'n' Pitch

So I finally got around to taking a photo of the goodie bag from the Colorado Rockies Stitch 'n' Pitch game. As I understand it, the ballclub was a little dubious about the concept, so it wasn't promoted as well as it might have been. (I didn't hear about it until right before the ticket deadline).

On the plus side, there was a good showing of die-hard needle arts and ballpark enthusiasts, who were rewarded with lots of swag: A roomy tote with the Stitch 'n' Pitch logo, three skeins of novelty yarn, two sets of size 17 wooden needles, three mini cross-stitch kits, a clear plastic notions bag with needle protectors, knitting magazines, coupons, a baseball sock knitting pattern, a llama notepad.

It was a perfect night. Though the temps were in the 90s in the afternoon, we were seated in the shade, which in Colorado makes all the difference. And once the sun went down it was lovely to sit there and knit and enjoy the ballpark and all the camaraderie among the knitters sitting all around us. The Rockies played the San Diego Padres. I confess I didn't follow the game very well. The Rockies lost, 4-2. I finished a sock and started the next one. Barb took a group photo. There should be more coming soon from Kathy, who owns the Yarn Studio in Minturn (my first knitting purveyor. She's in the purple cowboy hat, below right). I'm looking forward to next year's game!

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