Stitch N’ Pitch is making it a crafty baseball season this summer and it’s all kicking off this Thursday, July 13th with the Minnesota Twins. This program by the TNNA is bringing together two American traditions — Baseball and the NeedleArts. We’ve posted about this before (here and here), but now we are extra excited because we at CRAFT are helping out with the cause.
CRAFT will have a special table at the SF Giants game next week (July 20th) featuring cool crafty needlework of bay area crafters, the SF Craft Mafia, and a spinning demo from Spindles & Flyers. Please come by when doors open to get your special Stitch N’ Pitch /SF Giants tote bag filled with goodies and say hi to us! (More on this next week.) To get tickets for the Stitch N’ Pitch / SF Giants 7/20 event, go here.
For now, check out the calendar and gather all your craft friends to come to a ball game and knit, crochet, embroider, cross-stitch and needlepoint. If you need a few inspirational ideas on projects you can work on the game, we collected a few cool things you can make in your favorite team colors. Check them all out after the jump.
We made our own fun associations to baseball, the experience of being at the game, and some crafty supplies you can bring.
Beer Cozy (Knit)
Fun way to make something quick in your favorite team’s colors. You can also turn into a fun striped wrist band. Link.
Knitty Knucks (Knit, Embroidery)
Another way to say how you feel without having to scream. Also will keep you hands nice and warm on cold game nights. (“Go Giants” fits perfectly on the 8 digits, btw). Link.
Baseball Glove (Needlepoint)
This beginners kit comes with the canvas and yarn. It’s also a great first needlepoint project for kids. Link. (scroll down page to find glove)
Baseball Cap (Crochet)
Make it in your favorite team’s colors. Link.
KnitPro 2.0 App (Knit, Crochet, Needlepoint, Cross Stitch)
Upload your own designs as jpegs in order to automatically create pattern grids for your own projects. Link.
Whatcha Say? Banner Kit (Embroidery)
From Sublime Stitching — Get up to 4 packs of Jenny Hart’s cool embroidery patterns and add your own stitches to create an embroidered team banner. Link.
Vogue Knitting Quick Reference (Knit)
The knitting bible here in a compact form so you can take it with you to the game to look up last minute stitches or quick fix remedies for mistakes. Link.