Stitch-n-Pitch with the Boys of Summer

baseballBaseball season has opened. The White Sox home opener is today; the Cubs opened at home last week. Baseball is the signal of warm weather. Do you go outside to enjoy the weather or do you stay inside from the sun and heat to continue sewing?

You can do both with Stitch N’ Pitch! Stitch N’ Pitch is the perfect outing for those (like ME!) who love baseball and the needlearts.

Stitch N Pitch logoStitchers of all kinds and all levels converge upon major and minor league games to sit and knit, crochet, embroider, cross-stitch and needlepoint. I can’t imagine bringing a pair of pants to mend or doing couture beading…hmmm, I wonder if I can get a needlefelting needle in?

On June 5, 2010 Stitch N’ Pitch set a new Guinness World Record for “Most People Crocheting Simultaneously” at Mets Citi-Field with 426 crocheters! Way to go!

Stitch N Pitch at the game

(Image source: Stitch N' Pitch; © Matt Linder)

Stitch N’ Pitch will be at U.S. Cellular Field to watch the White Sox on Sept. 10th, as informed by their tweet. No word yet of a Cubs date. Anyone want to join me in attending?

If you aren’t a big baseball fan or if you prefer a more relaxed setting, try a minor league team. Check Stitch N’ Pitch’s minor league team schedule to find one near you. If you’ve never been to a minor league game; it’s a much different atmosphere.

Free Pattern

Stitch N Pitch sock pattern

(Image source: Craftzine)

If you’re a knitter, Stitch N’ Pitch links to an online pattern on Craftzine to knit socks in your team’s colors. Or make them for a baseball fan that you know. Hint, hint: I’m a die-hard Dodgers fan! 😉

In the words of Harry Caray, “Lemme hear ya!…”


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