As someone who has attended both Nationals games that hosted the
Stitch N Pitch night, I've got to say it's great fun. Nothing quite
like turning around to look behind you in the stands and seeing
hundreds of women knitting, quilting, stitching, etc.
Plus this year I'd say my goodie bag was worth around $40. Not bad.
Donna in Virginia
A hockey mom is calling baseball bloodthirsty? Have I missed something
here? I seem to remember a few brawls in professional hockey the likes of
which I never noticed at a baseball game, but it's been a while since I was
particularly interested in sports.
TNNA - the trade group for knitting & needlework industries sponsors this.
It's been going on for a few years, as teams sign on to the program. We did
it last year, the Nationals first, and our own Donna got interviewed for the
Washington Post. Did it again this year, in the new stadium. It was lots
of fun. Pretty cheap good tix, and we got to see a game, and keep hands
busy, too. Donna & I of course had the DH's (and her DS) along - with both
our spouses being told they had to keep the other company....
Some local sports personalities definitely thought it was bizarre - at least
last year. FWIW, I've been knitting at CAPS hockey games for years - as
long as I don't poke anyone. I even did a small canvas piece at one game -
that was ok. Wouldn't dream of serious stitching, though.
The Giants had just started touting theirs before the All Star break,
with snide remarks from one broadcaster to the other to "slow down and
be careful when you say that" (Stitch N Pitch).
I'm not going so I didn't take note of the date.
On 7/24/08 9:20 PM, in article LYKdnWSk3vvBtxTVnZ2dnUVZ email@example.com,
Hey - that's a pretty well read student... I'd keep him/her. I don't know if
all of DS's teachers would get that reference.