The Stitch N Pitch events originated in Seattle and for good reason, we have the passion for this event! Knitting is very strong in the Pacific Northwest, and it doesn’t slow down in the summer months.
This years Stitch N Pitch event is the 10th Annual, and it’s always sponsored by Pacific Fabrics & Crafts! There are tons of vendors, and charities. We always have a special guest that throws out the first pitch of the game and this year, it was the distinguished guests from Noro Yarns!
Carmel works in Seattle every day, and she gets off of work by 2pm. I live in Kitsap County, so I have to take the ferry boat over.
The game doesn’t start until 7 and they open the doors to the public at 5, for shopping with all the vendors. It’s always great weather. I drive to Bainbridge Island and park my car, and get on the 1:10 ferry for Seattle. It’s a 35 minutes ferry crossing and there’s always lots of boat traffic to take in. Carmel has to change her clothes, get her car and drive down to the stadium, and park her car. Safeco Field is within walking distance from the ferry terminal, so I enjoy a lovely walk. There are lots of team stores along the way not to mention Starbucks, bagel joints, bars and the like. Safeco Field where the Mariners play is literally right next door to the Century Link Field where the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Sounders play.
I always say it’s the perfect summertime event. Lovely weather, baseball, the sun setting, ballpark food, and KNITTING! What could be better? I always go with friends and we have a ball. For the last couple of years I’ve gone with Carmel. Carmel & I hang out across the street at the Pyramid Ale House. We have a couple of beers, get caught up and knit until the doors open. This year my daughter in law and her friend joined us for a beer, and then we hooked up with Libbie, and more knit friends inside the stadium. If you have one of these events near your home town, consider going and have some fun. Until next year…