“Oops I dropped my yarn” (bottom left) could be the title of this photo that knitter Jen Greenwood (bottom right) caught on camera at last night’s Stitch N’ Pitch at the SF Giants. As a contract instructional designer for the Apple Retail Team, Jen’s an also an avid knitter and SF Giants fan. Jen sums up her first Stitch N’ Pitch, “The experience was fun. It’s great to see so many knitters. Something that I haven’t had a chance to experience since I moved here from Chicago last fall. The goodie bags were great, too. ”
The CRAFT team was there in force to showcase a bevy of baseball related crafts and to meet all the crafters. Jamie Chan (Mary Jane’s Attic and SF Craft Mafia) and Blas Herrera (Spindles and Flyers) showed off their yarn spinning skills both with spinning wheel and by hand. (Jamie’s photos are here.) We also tried to brave the winds up outside on the 3rd level. As you can see, some ingenious use of yarn needed to be used secure the cross stitch frame, as well as a tape dispenser, safety pins, and stacks of cards.
At the CRAFT table we featured the following baseball crafts. You can check our their web sites for yarn, patterns, kits, and more information.
- Baseball Bat Scarf made from Banana Fiber Yarn by Randy Fong of the Knitting Yarn Store – Link.
- Knit Hat with Embroidered SF Giants logo (pdf of logo chart) – Link.
- Chris and Stitch Crochet Baseball Friends by Td Creations – Link.
- Counted Cross Stitch Baseball Nostalgia Sampler – Link.
- Hot Doggie Tote Bag by Moongirl – Link.
During the game, it was all about stitching and watching (or not watching) the game. Some people couldn’t bother standing up for Barry Bond’s 722nd home run for fear of loosing their place on their project. (I did stand but held on tightly to my crochet hook and yarn.) One of the highlights of the evening was the tongue in cheek Knit Off Competition displayed on the main screen. Two women were pitted to out stitch the other. All kinds of crazy knitting antics such as knitting with an apple in mouth, knitting covering eyes, and so on, culminating with the winner who was knitting with 2 baseball bats! (She’s a master knitter, of course. Photos for that event will be up next week.) All in all a great time for all stitchers to get together, craft, and have a good time. A huge thanks to Barbara Paley and Libby Butler-Gluck, the Co-Commisioners of Stitch N’ Pitch for TNNA, and thanks also to the SF Giants: Faham Zakariel, Jeff Gillingham, and Alyze Veliz.
There are 12 more games to go across the nation with the Seattle Mariners next week on July 25th. Check out the Stitch N’ Pitch schedule to see where the next game is near you. If anyone else attends the other games across the country, please post up your photos to the CRAFT Flickr pool or email me. You can catch the rest of the stitching action for SF Giants game via the photos I’ve posted up on flickr. I’ll be adding more photos as they come next week. Link.