Stitch ‘n Pitch 2010

I was so excited about going to the annual Stitch ‘n Pitch event at Citifield this year as this was the first time that I was actually able to go! The last couple of years I have known about this event I was either too busy to go or found out about it too late and missed out. This year I bought my ticket, though, and was ready! I love going to see baseball games. It’s one of my favorite sports to watch in person, but especially when it’s my favorite team, the Mets (and please, no jabs at how they’ve been doing lately, it’s a little painful to me). Note that I said in person, though, as I hate watching baseball on TV – too boring! But in person there is just something about the excitement of a baseball game, the players (always looking larger than life to me) standing out in contrast with the bright green field, the hot dogs and the beer, the sunburns and the baseball caps, the cheering and booing of the crowd and, to an extent, even the drunken fans. It all says baseball to me and though I didn’t get into games until later in life, it’s still one of my favorite things to do on a summer weekend evening. So of course pairing that with one of my other favorite things to do – knitting – was just a complete no-brainer to me! I already do knit at baseball games, so this wasn’t a completely foreign idea to me, but there was just something so cool about being able to do it with other people as well that I just couldn’t pass it up!

In trying to think about a project to take to a baseball game (in case you ever are contemplating this), make sure to bring something small and portable as well as something that you’ve already easily memorized. For me, this was a pair of socks of which I have had one finished since last year when – wait for it – I actually knit it while watching the Mets play in September! Yes, these have been waiting for almost a year to be a complete pair.

Psychedelia Socks - WIP

These were a test knit (pattern has since been published – it’s Psychedelia (rav link)) that I never shared with you all because I knit them right before I got the Swine flu and then I up and forgot about them! And that’s a real shame as I love how the sock came out.

Psychedelia Socks - WIP

After seeing this lonesome sock, and remembering that I had knit it at a Mets game last year, I decided that knitting its mate during Stitch ‘n Pitch was probably the most awesome idea ever! Plus, then that would mean that I could actually wear it. 😉

Psychedelia Socks - WIP

The game was awesome – Mets vs Marlins (of course the Mets won – Go Mets!) – and it was so cool to be able to knit along with a bunch of other knitter and crocheters!

Notice how everyone in this picture is either knitting or crocheting – and one girl is even wearing a Ravelry shirt! I couldn’t get any great shots because I took my crappy point and shoot (a bulky camera is just not a great thing to lug around at a baseball game, sadly enough) but I still love this shot I got of the woman next to me crocheting with some bright orange yarn!

Stich n Pitch 2010

My husband (also a Mets fan, though he’s first and foremost an A’s fan – I try not to hold this against him) took this picture of me holding up my sock in progress.

Stich n Pitch 2010

It was so much fun sitting in this section (there were over 500 knitters and crocheters there, I think, though I’m not 100% sure of the actual count) and we all talked amongst ourselves, though we didn’t know each other. I taught one lady sitting behind me how to do Magic Loop as she’d never seen it done before and she thought it was an awesome technique (which it is). It made me happy that I was able to help someone else out at something like this! 🙂

So it was a wonderful evening! I walked away with a slight tan, a win for my team, and a fun time with knitter and crocheters. What could be better?


7 responses to “Stitch ‘n Pitch 2010

  1. Alexandra 06.08.2010 at 2:36 am

    I love the pictures, it looks like you had a lot of fun! I’m so jealous now, I would love to go to a big knitting event 🙂

    The sock is beautiful, interesting pattern and pretty colors. What yarn did you use?

    • Lina 06.08.2010 at 2:48 am

      You should try to! It was a lot of fun. 🙂

      The yarn is Hazel Knits. It’s a wonderful yarn and has great stitch definition too!

  2. gibknitty 06.08.2010 at 9:51 am

    Great pictures! That looks like it was fun. However, I am a Yankee fan. But don’t worry, no jabs at you…the Mets beat us twice in our last series in May 😦

  3. Linda 06.08.2010 at 12:02 pm

    That looks so cool! I love the socks.

  4. pdxknitterati 06.09.2010 at 2:31 am

    Looks like you had a great time! DH used to work for the Mets 1986-1995, and I saw a lot of baseball games. It would have been even more fun with knitting!

  5. Heather 06.09.2010 at 7:49 pm

    We have just had a team start up here locally, obviously minor league, and I have been debating about joining a stitch and pitch. I think you have talked me into it. That looks like great fun and your sock looks great!

  6. julie 06.10.2010 at 2:00 pm

    Beautiful sock:)
    My knitting group is going to buy tickets together for our Stich ‘n Pitch in August. My first time too, should be a lot of fun…Go Brewers!

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