Category Archives: stitch n’ pitch

Crackerjacks and Baseball Stripes

It's my favorite time of the year - the start of baseball season!  It's that magical time when, no matter how badly your team did last year, it's a fresh start for everyone - new faces, new plays, new records to break - and for my fellow baseball knitters, a new Crackerjack to start! Last year I wrote about my Mariners Crackerjack scarf - a very fun pattern that follows a baseball team through the year, adding a different stripe after every game, depending on whether they won or loss.  While the pattern is infinity scarf, I chose to do mine as a regular scarf, since I wear those more.  And I kept with it throughout the ups & downs of the season and finished on the very last day of the regular season (heartbreaking, since the boys were thisclose to making it to the post season).

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Seattle Stitch N’ Pitch 2012

I make no secret of the fact that I love baseball - from April to October, my brain is filled with practically nothing else. While I've always liked baseball growing up, it wasn't until the last couple of years that I became completely obsessed with the sport (living in Boston when the Red Sox won the World Series in 2007 will do that). And since I now live here in the Pacific Northwest, I've become a big Seattle Mariners fan as well - I've gone to several games at Safeco Field, and I watch as many televised games as I can during the season. But one surprising thing I've never done is go to a Stitch N' Pitch. Well this year I changed that! This year's Mariner's Stitch N' Pitch was less than a week after our beloved #51 Ichiro ran off to join the New York Yankees. But all us M's fans were determine to cheer on our team in their game against the Kansas City Royals. Arriving at Safeco, all the crafters were greeted by The Mitt with a special addition to it:

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