Stitch -n- Pitch

Stitch -n- PitchI 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.

Stitch -n- Pitch

4 thoughts on “Stitch -n- Pitch

  1. sionna June 22, 2008 / 1:07 pm

    (In my best Tom Hanks voice)

    Are you knitting? There’s no knitting in baseball!!!

    Just kidding. 😉

    There is no room to knit in Fenway. The seats are too damn small. That and I think I’d get LOTS of funny looks if I tried to do that there. Boston takes its baseball far too seriously for that.

    But when the game drags, that sure beats spending your life savings at the concessions.

  2. common loon June 22, 2008 / 10:07 pm

    The lady in that photo looks great! Love the picture. Here there’s women, wine, and baseball nights (can’t remember that 3rd “w”, but you get the gist)…not quite needle work, but certainly trying to get the atypical crowd. Now if stadium seats just came with craft tables for sewing machines (which have needles!), or stamping, or scrapbooking, I’d be a season ticket holder :)(of course, those things would “only” be pursued when the game gets slow).

  3. Hillary June 23, 2008 / 3:40 pm

    I was so sad that I couldn’t go but my daughter would not have accepted that as an excuse for missing her dance recital. No way! I just hope they do it again.

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