here's my stitch n pitch swag, post swaps with others at the game. there was plenty of acrylic flying through the air - literally - but there was also my kind of stuff. there was TONS of yarn this year, i don't think attendance was what they expected. in addition to the loot bags the organizers were throwing yarn into the crowd.
Good things included the Mission Falls 136 in the picture above, Kertzer gave away 100g balls of their 'on your toes' sock yarn in some very bright colours, Soak sent some packets, Diamond Yarns gave away a little bit of alpaca, and some of the Lana Grossa pattern books from Estelle Designs were really nice (the one with the brunette with the bangs on the cover is GREAT!).
people got a little crazy and a little greedy because of all the free stuff flying all over the place, but nobody got physical. one lady left with 30 balls of some kind of shiny railroad yarn and everyone was giving her the evil eye, thinking "how dare she", but the stuff was not attractive and is very difficult to knit with, so i don't begrudge her new stash. i received a ball of the exact same yarn in my loot-bag and had a hard time giving it away.
unfortunately, i missed the speed knitting contest at the start. i'm still not sure how much we would have seen from our seats. there were some very nice people sitting in front of us with a really cute little boy, Joshua. he kept trying to catch a ball of yarn with his little-kid baseball mit but we were sitting in a 'blind spot' and the yarn-pitchers didn't get anything to him. i finally scored an extra ball of acrylic and threw it to him. he was so sweet!
This is what i made last night at stitch n pitch, a Tulips baby cardigan for the store. the colours have not been working out the way i had hoped and i have been re-jigging them, originally i had included Spring Tickle and Go-Go grassy. i'm not as happy with this combo but it is still very cute and the sweater will look great. i'll oder some more colours this week.
Not related to to stitch n pitch, but we finished the cotton MinKim this week! it looks great in the Mission Falls Cotton. I especially like the subtlety of Dusk 771 and Coastal 773 (above).