Aug 4

Last Sunday (yeah, I’m *that* behind with my posts), a couple 200 knitters showed up to watch the Rangers play ball and get their knit on. (The knitters, not the Texas Rangers. Although I would’ve liked to see them try to knit. But I’m odd like that.)

Was it a coincidence, a fluke? Was some evil scrapbooking villain controlling our collective yarn minds? Does ‘America’s favorite past time’ hold the secret to yarn-overs and cabling?

While all really… well, STOOPID questions; No. It was the fabulous Stitch n’ Pitch day at the Texas Rangers game!

Yep, you heard me right. And it was fun, ta’ boot!

Late one Sunday night, a bunch of my bestest knitgrrls and I headed out to the Ameriquest Field in Arlington to see the Texas Rangers do a little butt-kickin’ on the Kansas City Royals! It was hot, there were fireworks for the homeruns, and nacho cheez was consumed.

Now I’ll be honest with you, I’m not much of a sports fanatic, or fan, or really anything. I don’t follow any teams or sports. I don’t watch sports on TV, aside from the Olympics and like. It’s just not my cuppa. BUT… I lurve to go to games and watch sports live in the stadiums. Almost ANY sport. I used to have season tickets to hockey (minor league Columbus Chill), soccer (major league Columbus Crew), and shared tickets to college baseball (OSU Buckeyes).

Some of the highlights of the night include rooting for a winning team, “gourmet” nachos piled high, a few sips of a friend’s beer, tasty-good kettle corn, and the ridicule of a disliked yarn store. (Not to get into it, but four of the seven LYSs in Dallas are undesirable: rude, unfriendly, and over-priced. Harrumph!) But back to the fun – we also received pretty nifty gift bags, full o’ goodness, like…

  • Filatura Di Crosa AdHoc Valzer in a gross color like taupe nylons (I really tried to find a link to show you, but no luck)
  • Berroco Plume FX in red (like I need more of this)
  • Trendsetter Yarns Last Ltd in black, red, and platinum
  • Clover size US#17 wood needles
  • a clear notions bag and four needle holders from Bryson (sweet)
  • a coupon to Yarns Ewenique, a Ft. Worth LYS I’d like to try
  • Sublime Stitching Pirates Ahoy!
  • random miscellany and flotsam ads
  • all in a nifty logo bag (wo0t!)

A bit of knitting did go on, but because of the heat and stickiness of it all most of us were working on washcloths save for a few brave souls. I started (and just finished) the most horrific dishcloth ever. It has been likened to a Cheeto-eating clown’s vomit. Hmmm, should I gift it? (Ha!)

Anyhoo, it was a lot of fun. We’re already discussing how to get The National NeedleArts Association to plan a ‘Slap-Stitch’ event for a Dallas Stars game. Who’s in?!

6 Responses to “Screw the peanuts and Cracker Jacks, get me some kettle corn!”

  1. Jen da Purse-Ho Says:

    SLAP-STITCH!!! :) we need it! or a basketball knitting outing. let’s think of a clever name for that too. :)

  2. P-la Says:

    It was mighty fun!! And I’m all for the next sporting event!!

  3. Bot Gurl Says:

    Kettle-kornnnnnnn! It was lot’s of fun. One for the books!

  4. VaxGirl Says:

    I am so jealous cause we don’t have Stitch ‘n Pitch! I can so picture the taupe nylons color too. I gave my clown vomit washcloths to my mother-in-law. If you saw her house you’d know why…

  5. aubyn Says:

    the vanakins shunning your washcloth is really great

  6. mk Says:

    I’m in for a slap-stitch! I knit at Stars games all the time, and Mavs games too. (How about Stitch and Shoot for b-ball?)

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