15, 2007, Toronto finally joined the ranks
of the big boys. We finally got our very first
Stitch & Pitch. The National Needlearts
Association [TNNA] says about this fairly recent
N' Pitch brings together
two American traditions — Baseball and
the NeedleArts. Come to a ball game and knit,
crochet, embroider, cross-stitch and needlepoint.
Sit among friends, family and colleagues and
cheer on your favorite Baseball Team."
Not just American. Canadians
like baseball too! The Stitch N' Pitch phenomenon
started in Seattle, where it's growing exponentially
every year, and this year for the first time,
Torontonian knitters got to come out and support
their Blue Jays with the rest of the muggles.
The opponent: the Los Angeles Angels.
There was knitting, there was cheering, there
was ballpark food for everyone and the mascot
got a handknit scarf. Oh, and the home team
won, too. Good times.