Friday, July 14, 2006
Knitting and Baseball
Last night was Stitch & Pitch night at our local AAA baseball stadium. It was well over 100 degrees, but more than 30 hardy knitters packed up their knitting and took it out to the ballgame. The Sacramento RiverCats printed up some special canvas tote bags for us (that's Christi from the 'Cats marketing department making sure every knitter got one!)
And a knitter from the Sacramento Stitch 'n' Bitch group, Marin -- who worked with the 'Cats to organize the whole thing -- was invited to throw out the first pitch! We wondered if she would opt to throw a ball of wool or acrylic, but in the end, she threw an ordinary baseball -- and did a fine job of it, too!
After the sun set, it was a beautiful (and warm) evening. Raley Field has a picture-postcard view of the city skyline, and the Tower Bridge. It was $1 hotdog and ice cream night, so guess what we ate? Oh, yeah -- the game was fun, too! We are definitely planning to do this again!