Baseball, hot dogs, knitting…

Stitch & Pitch night is coming! The local Portland Beavers are having their last Stitch & Pitch event; the team is moving after this year.

We go way back with the Beavers. DH worked for them in the 1980’s. I used to sit behind home plate, knitting, knowing that the cage would save me from foul balls even though I wasn’t always paying attention. The Beavs were the Phillies AAA farm team back then; now they’re part of the San Diego Padres organization. DH went on to work for the NY Mets in 1986, a glorious year in which he earned a World Series ring. (I wish it were here for a picture, but it’s in the bank box. Sorry.) Talk about good timing.

My god-daughter is coming to visit from Seattle. She’s a big baseball fan at age 8, and she’s also a knitter! We’ll have a great time. What should I knit? Passiflora isn’t at a stage that would be good mindless knitting. I’m working on neck and shoulder shapings now. Here’s the back:


And the front is a little more demure. The shapings are the same, however, so it’s completely reversible.


Maybe I’ll start my Breezy Market Tote. I can sell the pattern beginning September 1, so it would be nice to have another sample around.

See you at the ball game?

8 responses to “Baseball, hot dogs, knitting…

  1. Have fun at the Stitch ‘n Pitch.

    We are HUGE Phillies fans! Didn’t get to a game this year — all games while we were in Phila. were sold out. BUGGER!


  2. That is going to be such a cute top!

  3. I had high hopes of going to that game! I was going to say next year, but I guess not. Do you know where the team is going? I don’t remember if Beaverton ever struck a deal. The tank looks fab by the way.

  4. Passiflora is really looking great – so pretty!

    Have fun at the game!

  5. Awesome! I am going to my 1st SnP in a few weeks too. I’m not a baseball fan but I’m excited! Have fun. 🙂

  6. The sweater is looking good!

  7. The sweater is SO gorgeous! What a great pattern, and you picked a perfect color!

    Have fun at the game!

  8. autumnbriars

    Oh, wow. That top is just lovely! You’re making me want to knit one.