Phillies Stitch and Pitch Night plus a Tag

Tuesday night was Phillies Stitch and Pitch night.


I went with Dan who was unfazed by the knitters uot numbering the casual fans. He was just happy to see a Phillies game from the Citizens Bank stadium.

We grabbed food and Victory Hop Devil (local beer) first. Then, we grabbed the Stitch and Pitch goody bags.

Yes, that is Cascade yarn. The color is from their ‘Heather’ line and is #9459. I was going to get a solid color of lime green, but Janet, the knitter sitting to the left of me, wanted it since it was her daughter’s favorite color. I didn’t really have a preference. As far as I could tell, there were no ugly colors in Cascade’s line.

Most knitters consider Cascade a fundamental wool yarn. Yet, I’ve never worked with it. My fundamental wool yarn is Briggs and Little, mainly because my MIL lives in Maine near the Canadian border. She tries to visit Briggs and Little’s mill at least once a year to stock back up.

During the game, I worked on my 5th i-cord for the Christmas Tree Skirt. It was the most idiot-proof project I could come up with. It allowed me to watch the game and clap for any great plays and/or players without being worried about losing my place.

I finished it.

The only downside to the night was the fact that we lost 2-8 to the Marlins. We should have lost 1-8 because Vicky’s (Shane Victorino) home run wasn’t really a home run. It was a foul ball. Soon instant replay will resolve such issues.

It stayed a close game till the last two innings. The most exciting moment of the game came in the 3rd inning. Moyer, our pitcher, was struggling a bit and had loaded the bases. He struck out Amezaga to get the 2nd out. Then, he struck out Johnson to close the inning. Back to back strikeouts from Moyer is a rare sight. He is known as a contact-pitcher, so it was fascinating and just good fun to watch him mow two boys down.

This week, I was tagged by two of my favorite bloggers: Jo of Blissed Out and Nancy of Nancy’s Arts, Crafts & Favorites. The tag rules are as follows:

1. Link to the person who “tagged” you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.

I’m no good at writing random things about myself. Last time I received a tag of this nature, I refused to answer it just because I couldn’t think of anything to write. This time, I figured I would make a half-hearted attempt. So, here goes.

1. I own three parasols. All of them were purchased at the PA Renaissance Faire. Though I just thought they were pretty when I purchased the first one six (?) years ago, I quickly came to realize that they were as functional as they were pretty. Two years ago, I visited Disney World with my sister’s family in the dead of summer. Hot and humid doesn’t begin to describe what the weather was. Suffocating and unforgiving would be a more accurate description. I carried my parasol with me everywhere.

By the end of the week, I was the only one who was not suffering from some degree of sunburn. Now I never leave the house without a parasol on a sunny day.

2. In the 7th grade, I received an award for reading the most Stephen King books. I was so proud.

3. William Stafford is my favorite poet. Jane Austin is my favorite author. I have read and reread all their books.

4. My favorite TV series is Murder She Wrote. I currently have them cued up on Netflix and am rewatching all 12 seasons.

5. I hate the beach. I don’t like the sand fleas, the salt in the water, or the sun. Yet, we try to visit the Jersey shore at least once every summer. We don’t go for the beach. We go for the boardwalk, the arcades and the good food.

5 out of 6 is good enough, right? Right.

Onto the tagging of blogs:
1. Ivana – an amazing designer
2. June– spinner extraordinaire
3. Susan – a fellow knitter in nearby NJ
4. Bellwether – who answered all my Turkish spindle questions
5. Tracie – a crochet designer, recently published
6. Sisters Anne and Martina – both knitters living many miles apart (Alaska and Georgia to be exact)

I tried to pick blogs that I recently found or have not tagged in many turns. I read about 90 blogs. It’s hard to pick just 6.