I have been known, on occasion, to knit while at baseball games. It’s easy enough to do and still watch the game, but it’s considered to be a bit of a strange practice, so I tend to do it only when the game starts to drag egregiously. Last night, however, I didn’t have to fight the impulse to have something to do with my hands — it was the official Stitch -n- Pitch event. Sponsored by the National NeedleArts Association, S&P is a chance for anyone with a needle-related craft to multitask at a baseball game without scorn. While I saw mostly knitters, the event was also open to crocheters, embroiderers, and quilters. And while this seems like it might be an extremely niche market for an event, it was a lot bigger than I would have thought; according to posts on Ravelry, we extended from section 301, where sprite, Rudi, and I sat, all the way to 305. Fairly impressive, I’d say.
I was working on this sock pattern, using this yarn. It’s the fifth sock in my single-sock springtime, which has now, I realize, morphed into the single-sock summer. I made pretty good progress, given that the 14-inning game lasted in excess of four hours — going too late for the Friday-night fireworks and causing me to miss the last N22 bus (so much faster for me than the Metro). The 4-3 victory over the Rangers was enough to make up for it, though.