Friday, July 22, 2011

Stitch 'n Pitch

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.


OfTroy said...

As a life long NYer (born in Manhattan, even!) I am not much of a Met's fan either--(GO Yankee's) but, then, i am a very indifferent fan of any team --(of any sport)

But I've been to 2 Stitch 'n Pitches--including , Last year at the new CitiField-- My sport loving cousins STILL are getting laughs Over ME (the person LEAST INTERESTED IN SPORTS) being the only one in the family who is in GBWR (for crochet at a sports stadium!) I am so glad to hear you will be there.

You can always secretly add (knit in messages) and champion your favorite team (what was there name again?) or just champion the idea of sport!

and i am no fan of pink--but mets orange and blue? a very little orange goes a long way!

Robyn said...

Oh Helen, are you suggesting that I knit subversive, pro-Red Sox messages into my Met's piece? Oh my goodness! I'm shocked! Haha...

And yes, I must agree that the blue/orange combo isn't my fave either. But it will be welcome relief at the moment.

Patti Blaine said...

I once knit Kate a dress (Swedish Day dress/MinnowKnits) we called her Mets dress because she chose blue and orange for the colors... :p Not my favorite combo.

urban muser said...

as a yankee fan, i am not sure we should be in contact anymore :)

sounds like a fun project, can't wait to see what you make!