There are few things I like better than events with a 'n in the title. Maybe events with L'il might be better but I'm not so sure.
In any case, the 2011 official Stitch 'n Pitch at Citifield - home to the New York Mets - will take place on September 13th. Last year, crocheters set a Guiness Book of World Records record for the most crocheters in one place crocheting for 15 minutes. Rumour has it that there are goody bags and other fun with needles kinds of things that go on there. I must admit that I have never attended a Stitch 'n Pitch despite living about 20 minutes from Citifield. Cough, cough Red Sox fan cough, cough.
As you may have guessed, I snagged this image from the Lion Brand Yarns Studio website.
This year, however, may be different. The organizer of Stitch 'n Pitch is the TNNA (The National Needlearts Association). They are kind of like lobbyists for knitters and crocheters, I guess. A representative from there got in touch with me about creating a piece as part of the event (the hand of Lion Brand Yarns was behind this you can be sure). It isn't a huge piece but I have been told that it might end up in the Baseball Hall of Fame, possibly. How could I say no? As Finn pointed out, more people go there than to probably every art museum. Well, maybe not, but still it would be fun to have those kind of bragging rights.
A box of yarn is on its way to Newfoundland so that I might get started. It will be a nice break from the squares, you know. At the moment, I am mostly grateful that pink is NOT one of the Mets colours.