It is that time of year again: time for Stitch n Pitch at Nationals Stadium.
When is it?
Friday June 20th. The gates open at 6 pm and the demonstrations open at 6pm. Goody bags will be available for the first few hundred folks to sit in our stitching section (we have a section!)
What is it?Â
Stitch N Pitch is an opportunity to bring together two great past times: baseball and the needle arts. It is an opportunity for us to knit, crochet, cross stitch, etc at the ballpark during a game with others from our local community.
What is Danielle doing?
This year I am helping out at the knitting demonstration table which will be inside (ie. in the airconditioning!) Kel from Knit Happens is going to join me. If you know me at all, you know that I do not like baseball. I was raised in Pittsburgh. We have an awful baseball team and are slightly [sarcasm] more fanatic about football. I realized when I was in LA a couple of years ago just how bad the Pirates are. I was in a hip expensive second hand store and saw a faded Pirates t-shirt for $80. Apparently the team is so bad that it is cool to wear their shirts again.
What am I doing at a baseball game then? well, my “real job” dragged us all out to the new stadium about a month ago for “bonding” and I was amazed at how entertained I was despite that whole baseball thing going on. It is like being at all of the best parts of Busch gardens: amazing food and lots of it, beer stands everywhere (they even have wine!) and the people watching is spectacular! Oh, and one more thing. They valet parked my scooter. Yes, they did. Right into a locked and guarded cage. Apparantly my scooter is a bicycle and gets the same treatment as bikes..which at the new stadium are taken by a valet and locked inside an enormous cage.
Anyways, if you haven’t been to the stadium yet, it rocks.Â If you have, then this is the perfect time to go back. If you actually like baseball, bless you. At least at this game it will be ok to knit (of course that didn’t stop me from knitting the last time I was there) It is amazing how little you have to pay attention at these things.
So how do you get tickets?
While you can purchase them online, it is waaaaay better to get them from Knit Happens, who will have them starting tomorrow. The seats are all together and you will be in my general section 🙂 Let me know if you are going and if you got your tickets. If folks want to go and sit together, reply in the comments so that you can all coordinate amongst yourselves with that whole buying tickets thing (not getting involved in this one)
Anyways, I’ll see you at the ballpark!