This is the third time I've gone to Stitch N Pitch at Safeco Field, but this is the first time that the baseball was worth watching. I have to admit that I missed a lot of it, distracted by all of the yarn, but I saw all three runs that scored, including Raul's walk off home run. This is the second really great M's performance that I've seen in person this week, which makes me a little afraid for the game I'm going to tomorrow. We sat on the third base side for part of the game, and then switched over to the first base side, where the Renton and Auburn stitchers were based. It took us a long time to make the move though, because of the 15 or 20 booths we had to take a last look at in between. It was a lot of fun, and it's the first time that I've known a lot of people at one of these games, so that was a treat.
In between shopping and chatting and cheering, I finished the foot chart for the Tomato Maelstrom. I've made a small error and may need to rip back a few rows if I can't ladder down and fix it, but it shouldn't be too traumatizing. Here's how close I am to the toe (ignore poor photography skills, please):
C______ offered to take a better photo, but I am sorely in need of a pedicure so I prefer the cut off foot look. Once I fix the error, I have another inch or so to knit in plain rib before starting the toe. After finishing the gusset decreases, I did switch to using size 0 on the bottom of the foot (2 circs at once method). The foot is nice and snug as a result, so I think that it was a good choice.
I'm still totally in love with this pattern, but tomorrow I must set it aside to start the Olympic Orange Oolongs. I ripped out my swatch tonight so that I can start fresh tomorrow--though probably not at 5:08am, the offical start time in my time zone. I'm off to Boston tomorrow night for about five days, and I'm hoping that I'll get a good start on these while I'm travelling. I'll check in when I can--I'm probably taking a real laptop on this trip!