Mariners’ Stitch & Pitch
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My son Jay just turned eight months old, and my husband, a big baseball fan, was chagrined to learn that I had taken him to his first major league game last night in Seattle. Why? Because it was Stitch and Pitch night with the Seattle Mariners!

The evening was great fun–the weather was wonderful–I was sitting among 1600 friendly knitters (and a few crocheters). The mariners did a great job including the knitting fans in the game–the mascot, a moose, threw balls of yarn to the fans; there was yarn trivia on the big screen, and they showed us all knitting throughout the night.

Many local yarn shops had tables set up with things for sale, coupons, and free yarn swag. There was also a group called Knitters Anonymous which, it turns out, encourages, rather than discourages stash building with their discount card and growing participating list of local yarn shops. (I admit it, I joined.)

As I was leaving–after the 7th inning stitch–an older woman in a mechanized wheelchair came up to my friend Hans who was pushing Jay in the stroller. She said “you’re the last baby of the night!” and handed him an adorable pair of crocheted Mariners baby booties! They kept Jay’s feet cozy all the way home. I wish I had gotten to thank her… so if anyone knows this generous hooker, please let me know so I can do so.

Oh–I was working on another kerchief while I was there, which I have almost finished (I want to embellish it with a flower. I’ll post a picture soon).

Jay’s first baseball game!

4 thoughts on “Jay’s first baseball game!

  • July 30, 2005 at 6:54 am

    I just loved that news article. I posted onto CP that I went to an Angels game and didn’t bring my crochet project, but did it in the car and on the way to the game. Next time I am going to take it into the game, who cares what anyone says. If they can do it in Seattle, why not Anaheim?? Wouldn’t it be great if all the clubs adopted a night like that. What brave management to do it.

  • July 31, 2005 at 6:56 am

    What a great idea! Not that I have a team anywhere near me, but it’s still great! I love that the knitting and crochet culture is being so welcomed there.

  • August 3, 2005 at 2:35 pm

    That sounds so neat Amy! A knitting/crocheting Dodger game night would be great for us LA people…how to get that started, I’ve no idea.

  • August 4, 2005 at 12:27 am

    I was so sorry to have missed the evening. I did go to the Mariners game the following Sunday and brought my crochet. The gal managing my aisle came up and told me I should’ve been there on Thurs. I told her I planned to be at the next one for sure.

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