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Stitch N Pitch 2011

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Stitch N’ Pitch brings together two traditions — Baseball and needle arts. Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or cross-stitch, everyone is welcome from the beginners to the experts.  On Wednesday, June 15th, the Plymouth Yarn family attended the major league event at Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia to cheer on our Phightin’ Phils! The weather was ideal and the moon was full.  It was perfect knitting weather for me.  With 16 Major League and 19 Minor League Stitch N Pitch events this baseball season, I hope you get the chance to attend a game.  It’s sew much fun!

Stiching the night away!

Stitching the night away!

Knit one, Pitch two

Knit one, Pitch two

Play ball (or skein)!

Play ball (or skein)!

If you know the Plymouth gang then you know we love our local sports.  We have had several company outings to Phillies games, Lakewood Blue Claws minor league games and quite a few “friendly” company softball games. We listen to the Phillies on the radio in the afternoon and sometimes our customers will hear some cheers in the background when they are speaking to our customer service team on the phone. We even try to attend a game when we go to trade shows.

Sales Rep Jennifer Phillips and Design Director JoAnne Turcotte

Sales Rep Jennifer Phillips and Design Director JoAnne Turcotte catching a game in Ohio.

Christine, our Marketing Guru and her husband enjoying a night out

Christine, our Marketing Guru and her husband enjoying a night out

But we get the most excited about Stitch N Pitch.  It’s a time when we get to meet some of our shop owners, colleagues, and fiber fans!

Some Stitch N Pitch swag

Some Stitch N Pitch swag

Goodies at the door

More swag

We were lucky enough that the Phillies won the game. They filleted the Marlins in the 10th inning which gave me just enough time to almost finish the Baby Alpaca Grande cowl project I brought and learn to knit with our new yarn, Joie de Vie!
Thanks so much to all who attended, the Phillies, and The National NeedleArts Association for taking part in such a great night.  Check out www.stitchnpitch.com for a game near you.  See you next year!

Chemo Clothes, Hope you can wear.

Chemo Clothes, Hope you can wear.

Visit Chemo Clothes facebook page to find out how to donate.

Monday, June 29th, 2009

I am still catching my breath from our national convention last week.  Plymouth displayed our newest yarns at the tnna.  This show is for wholesalers/distributors to show our yarns to the yarn shops (not open to the public).  It was an interesting weekend.  The weather was typical for June in Columbus, OH;  Hot and Humid with a chance of rain….and typical for Bristol, PA; this month too.  Enough about the weather – let’s focus on the show.  The fashion show took place Friday night:

This is the Galway Diamond Sweater that graced the runway…

From our Booklet 643

From our Booklet 643

We also showed a Pirate Sweater from the “Bristol Yarn Gallery” made in the King George yarn

From Booklet G006

From Booklet G006

Saturday, Sunday and Monday were buying days for the yarn shops and selling days for me.  It was GREAT to see the wonderful reaction to the newest yarns.  I just love to sit with a shop owner to discuss colors, textures everything about yarn and the industry.

It was great to see the wonderful reaction to the new colors of one of my favorite yarns,

Cotton Kisses

Cotton Kisses

This is a one ball project – JUST ADD NEEDLES. This ball includes 2 patterns, 3 duckie button and 200 grams of yarn, enough to complete 1 of the included designs.

Overall it was a wonderful show with a great outcome – more yarn to knit with….

Happy Knitting