Let CraftSanity Take You Out to the Ball Game: Stitch N’ Pitch Whitecaps Tickets Giveaway

Okay, folks, it’s time to pack up our craft projects and head to the ballpark.

My apologies in advance because this giveaway is for locals and those willing to travel to Grand Rapids for our local “Stitch N’ Pitch” event Sunday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. Leave a comment below telling me about your ballpark craft of choice and enter to win one of two pairs of tickets in the “craft section” when the West Michigan Whitecaps take on the Cedar Rapids Kernels. The deadline to enter is Sunday, July 26.

I took Abby to this event last year. We brought along our hand-sewing projects and had a good time. This year I’m bringing the whole family. If you go, please come up and introduce yourself and bring show and tell, too, because I’m always looking for column ideas.

Tickets are $9 for a reserved seat and $11.50 including a hot dog and soda. Call Dean at 726-7071 to reserve tickets.

The point of the “Stitch N’ Pitch” event, sponsored by the National Needle Arts Association, is to promote public displays of crafting, build community and get more people to pick up their needles and give it a try. So I’m going to do my part by organizing a life-sized spool knitting demonstration on the field. After that, I will be showing people how to make spool knitters and teaching them how to knit during the game. So come on out to watch a possible public craft spectacle unfold before your very eyes. Let me know if you’re going to the game and have a child who is interested in participating in the demonstration.

Also, if there are any local yarn bombers out there who are interested in spreading a little crafty love around the stadium, I will have “ugly” yarn on hand to stitch up for the cause. Please contact me if you’re interested in making some granny squares or knitted pieces to decorate the craft section before the game. This event is only as exciting as we make it, so let’s get our craft on, folks. (Speaking of yarn bombing, look for information about the launch of International Granny Tag early next month.)

Later today, I will be attempting to make a Whitecaps apron out of a kid-sized logo T-shirt. Have any of you made an apron out of jersey fabric? This will be my first attempt, so please tell me what I need to know so I don’t blow it. Thanks!

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