Take me out to the ballgame

It was Stitch ‘n’ Pitch night at the Portland Beavers game last night. My god-daughter E was in town; she’s a knitter and a baseball fan.

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We had a great time! Remember these?

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I decided there was no better time to knit with candy, than in the company of an eight year old. I used size 8 aluminum needles (washed)…this sticky project was not happening on my Lantern Moon ebony needles!

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E thought the concept of knitting with candy was a little strange.

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But then she wanted to try it, too.

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You know what happened next…

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While the candy smelled great, it was a bit too chewy and didn’t taste as good as it smelled. It was worth a try, though! I think the laces were too thick for the size 8 needles (was this a gauge swatch?). It would be better in a less dense knit. I tried knitting 3 stitch i-cord, but the laces kept breaking. In the end, a simple crocheted chain bracelet was our best result.

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The Stitch ‘n’ Pitch organizers collected caps for cancer patients; you can see some of them on the table. They also had a drawing for prizes during the 7th inning stretch.

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I won a sewing pattern, and E won this zippered bag with these beautiful stitch markers!

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I didn’t actually see much of the game; we were too busy chatting and knitting! I worked on my Cap for the Troops, but between the candy knit and crochet, I didn’t get very far. It was a fun evening, anyway.

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11 responses to “Take me out to the ballgame

  1. What a fun evening. I love the expression on your GD…almost fell off the chair.

  2. Nice that DH and the latke dude made an appearance … my guess is that they didn’t knit?

  3. Loved this post! That pic of your goddaughter with the quizzical look on her face is priceless. So cute! Sounds like it was a lot of fun.

  4. How fun to knit w/candy (at first glance I actually thought it was spaghetti)!

  5. Fabulous! What a fun night, and great pics! Looks like a great turnout, too. Two of my favorite things: baseball and knitting!

  6. ha! that’s hilarious. I’d be eating them too!

  7. How fun! I didn’t make it to our SnP this year. Too bad. *sigh*

  8. What a great and fun God-mommie you are! The candy stitching is great! LOL

    I would have been chewing on it while I worked. LOL Guess I wouldn’t make much progress.

    Looks like everyone had a great time!

  9. I was trying to figure out from the pictures where you were sitting in relation to us, and then in the picture where E decides to taste the candy…there is my son E! So one row down and a little to the left from us! Too funny! We had a great time too.