Every year, I attend the Stitch ‘n Pitch event with the Seattle Mariners. I love to go, and always feel like it’s the perfect summer evening. It’s always on a Thursday night, so of course I have to work the next day. It totally cramps my style, as I have to leave early to go and catch a ferry home.
Every year, it’s a little different, in who we play, and who I go with. This year, we played the New York Yankees, and I went with my daughter in law, her best friend, and a good knitting friend of mine. We had the pleasure of meeting another knitter, blogger, that I met on Instagram, Evin O’Keefe of Evin OK!
Summer in the Pacific Northwest is amazing in that’s it’s never too hot and sticky, but always blue skies. Our Stitch ‘n Pitch event is amazing with all the yarn vendors. It’s hosted and organized by Pacific Fabrics. The doors open a couple of hours early so you can shop, and eat and have a great time.
So, all of us had to work that day, except Evin, being on vacation. Yep, that’s how we were able to meet up. She was visiting our fair city, and contacted me. ANYWAY, we took off early, and all met up in front of the stadium. Jana, my knitting friend works in Seattle…actually, not far from the stadium, Dionne, works in Kirkland for Microsoft, my daughter in law Kim & I had to catch the ferry.
We all met up at 5, when the doors open and enjoyed happy hour down in the Pen where the pitchers warm up. Safeco Field has really turned into a foodie stadium and we all chose different things for eats! We looked at all the yarn, found our seats and had fun knitting, talking and watching some baseball as the sun went down.
All of a sudden, it’s time to evaluate the ferry system and make a judgement call as to when to leave, and get back to the ferry for our journey home. The Yankees beat the Mariners, but we still had a great evening. Until next time Seattle, and it was a pleasure to meet you Evin~
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