Stitching and Pitching

Tragically, the A’s lost Sunday’s game, despite the fervent cheering of the many knitters and other needleworkers in attendance. But we knitters are a stalwart bunch and remain faithful despite the setbacks.

Not only was Sunday Stitch ‘n Pitch, it was also Hispanic Heritage Day, which meant we were treated to some folklorico before the game.
Folklorico in pregame festivities

Our Stitch ‘n Pitch gift was a darling little project bag.
Goodies from the game
And, because we were among the first 10,000 fans, Melissa and I also received A’s cowboy hats. I am so not a cowboy hat kind of a gal, but let me tell you, that was one comfy hat. It’s nice and roomy, the open weave keeps it from being too hot, and it makes a heckuva lot more shade than my usual baseball cap. Much to Melissa’s delight—she has a cowboy hat she likes very much, thank you, and has been frustrated by my disdain for it—I intend to make mine a regular part of my baseball wardrobe. Yee-haw!

As at the Giants’ Stitch ‘n Pitch, I found myself surprised that relatively few knitters brought projects in the team colors. Really, I think we would be more effective knitting missionaries if we took the time to color coordinate. Here’s one knitter who did not have that problem. She was wearing an absolutely gorgeous examplar of the beautiful union that knitting and baseball can be.
Original A's tam

I worked on my Origami Cardi.
Progress on the origami cardi
I’m down to just an inch or two more on one front panel and then the sleeves, one of which I hope to work up at tomorrow’s all-day meeting.

Here’s a beautiful Midwest Moonlight Scarf (pattern in Scarf Style) in an absolutely delicious yarn from Cider Moon.
Knitters at the game

Th day’s big irony was a bench-clearing melee in the bottom of the first. Nick Swisher—who’d just received the Athletics’ nomination for the Roberto Clemente Humanitarian Award in a pre-game ceremony—was hit by a pitch and charged the pitcher.
Big fight
Needless to say, neither he nor the pitcher spent any more time on the field that day.

P.S. Have you seen Nanette’s (of Knitting in Color) new “Bewitching Gloves” pattern? Now I confess that I may convert them into wrist warmers to avoid niggling with all the fingers, but I am definitely buying a download—genius!

P.P.S. There’s a new free Harry Potter dishcloth pattern over at InsanKnitty. Whee!

2 Replies to “Stitching and Pitching”

  1. May I “borrow” the photo of my tam? I appreciate your taking it, and would like to put it on my Facebook page. Thanks.
    Oh – and I’m already thinking about my next act – I think a watch cap with beads in A’s colors.

  2. that origami cardi is going to be gorgeous! I remember going to the As games – and the giants, but that was before the fancy stadium….

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