Last weekend was Stitch & Pitch day at Citi Field. Since BF and I are huge Mets fans, we bought four tickets for the group seating and made plans to attend the big day. Excited about Stitch & Pitch day, the plans got even better when we discovered it was also going to be Banner Day.
After dinner the night before the game, BF asked me about the banner I was going to make. Feeling like a son had told me about a needed costume for school the next day, I quickly assembled a banner. Primogeniture even helped me make the blue i-cord on my French Knitting Spool. Fortunately, I had some special printer paper for making iron-on transfers. I copied pictures of Gary, Keith and Ron... and the judge Kevin and labeled them "A Tight Knit Group."
The best part of Banner Day is getting to go on the field to be judged. It was great fun!
Well, going on the field was the best part for any baseball fan. For the knitting fans, getting the special giveaway was the best part.
It was a Mr. Met bobblehead - KNITTING!
Then we went to our seats in the Stitch & Pitch section to knit and watch the game. OK - I knit and the guys watched the game. Unfortunately, the Mets only advertised this event to regular Mets fans so there were only ten knitters/stitchers in attendance as far as I could tell. The rest of the fans were there for the bobblehead (which appears to be selling on ebay for $100 already). He's pretty cute, so I can see why they'd want to get one.
I knit my pink socks and made great progress. Our seats were in the nosebleed section, and I'm afraid of heights, so I focused mostly on the knitting in my lap rather than watching the game far down below.
It was very fun. Next year, if they host Stitch & Pitch again, I'll post about it earlier so we can get a larger representation attend. Let's Go Mets!