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Detroit Stitch & Pitch 2008

Mel, Tracy, Matt & I headed down to the ballpark with plenty of time to pick up our goodie bags. A woman asked us where we got the bags, so we pointed her in the right direction, to which her husband told Matt that it was "girl stuff" and then Matt proudly showed off his goodie bag to the guy. I love my knitting hubby!

men like knitting goodie bags too!

It was a cold and blustery August day in the D! Such bizarre weather for August ... we were honestly freezing! I had goosebumps on my legs for the entirety of the game - the woman next to me admired them and then passed it down the row to check them out. Despite the weather, it was still a lot of fun ...

My goodie bag had 14 skeins of yarn, a stitch marker, a pair of bamboo needles & a ton of 20% off coupons to various LYSs. Woah! I wasn't expecting that at all. I should have taken a picture of all of our loot.

tracy & mel

Tracy worked on socks - super cute yarn! Mel enjoyed her complimentary Freep. Matt worked on a Baby Bib o' Love. I did complete a few more rows on the slowly, but surely blue, green & yellow Ballband Bib. As Tracy noted on her blog, these bibs are for other people's babies! For reals.

bibs! for other people's babies!

You can't tell ... but I am sporing my Ravelry tee for the occassion. But alas, it was too cold to show it off!

I will say that the seat selection for this year's Stitch & Pitch was less than ideal. The seats seemed to go across the back 2 or 3 rows of the stadium, across 4 sections (maybe). I just felt like there was less of a presence of knitters than there was last year - when all the seats seemed to be located in one section. I am sure that it was because that was all that was available. I am not complaining ... I just hope that we can all sit together in one section next year. And we missed Holly. Next year, we will get our tickets earlier!!!

After the game we went to Xochi's for some delicious Mexican food! Yum! And then we headed to the old Tiger Stadium to witness the sadness ...

another ruin in detroit


Blogger Holly Bee said...

There were less knitters because WEST MICHIGAN yarn shops are LAME!!!

No bus trips, no tickets, nothing over here. It was all Detroit or nothing. There was not West Side Story love.

Glad to hear you had fun. The goodie bags sound SWEEET!!!

August 14, 2008 3:37 PM

Blogger tracyb said...

It is sad picture with all the grey clouds, I agree about seating. I think maybe they didn't make as many tickets available or something. We should complain!

August 14, 2008 3:43 PM

Blogger Sourire11 said...

Stitch and pitch is so much fun!!!

August 14, 2008 5:08 PM

Blogger maya mackowiak said...

amazing goodie bag! looks like fun...

August 14, 2008 6:07 PM

Blogger Ms. Melissa McDermid said...

I had a blast as a first timer to Stitch and Pitch -- next time I should bring some knitting! Thanks for scoring me a ticket! I did enjoy my free FREEP! I wonder... did we win the game? Too cold to care at that point!

August 17, 2008 10:34 PM

Anonymous Stacey said...

Wow, I can't believe you got yarn...all I got in my bag last year was a ton of patterns for seriously lame stuff and like, size 25 needles or something rediculous like that.

I know I shouldn't complain, because it was free...but still.

August 19, 2008 11:09 PM

Blogger Beverly said...

I'm jealous about your Stich & Pitch. We have one here in Chicago but it's at US Cellular which is home to...you know....the White Sox. I, myself, am a North Sider Cubs fan. And there are rules that cannot be broken even for knitting. I wouldn't know how to root for the White Sox. Maybe I should try to get Wrigley in on the fun! Maybe we could do a crosstown stitch n pitch. anyway...jealous!

September 01, 2008 10:57 AM


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