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.
We had a great time! Remember these?
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!
E thought the concept of knitting with candy was a little strange.
But then she wanted to try it, too.
You know what happened next…
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.
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.
I won a sewing pattern, and E won this zippered bag with these beautiful stitch markers!
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.
What a fun evening. I love the expression on your GD…almost fell off the chair.
Nice that DH and the latke dude made an appearance … my guess is that they didn’t knit?
No, they didn’t knit, but my sewing pattern prize may actually belong to DH! I had both tickets with me.
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.
How fun to knit w/candy (at first glance I actually thought it was spaghetti)!
Fabulous! What a fun night, and great pics! Looks like a great turnout, too. Two of my favorite things: baseball and knitting!
ha! that’s hilarious. I’d be eating them too!
How fun! I didn’t make it to our SnP this year. Too bad. *sigh*
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!
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.