Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Baseball And Knitting: A Homerun Hobby

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Baseball is becoming a very knitty gritty sport.

That’s because The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA) is bringing Stitch N Pitch nights to ball games across the country, where crafters can hang out and do some needlework while enjoying a game.

TNNA spokesperson Libby Butler-Gluck says knitting and baseball make a homerun pair.

She says, “Crocheters and knitters sit for a long period of time doing their craft. Games are a place we can come and sit for a few hours and knit, so we’re the perfect audience for baseball.”

Butler-Gluck also says knitters are the “only group that requests bad seats” because they prefer socializing over watching the game, so everyone wins.

Plus, stitchers and ball players have more in common than you’d think.

Butler-Gluck says, “A baseball is a tightly wound ball of yard with stitching. So we’re there with our balls of yarn while the players are throwing theirs around.”

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