Thursday, February 10, 2011

Knitting and Sports: A Great Match

At first glance it might not seem like sports and knitting would go hand-in-hand. Unless you're the competitive sort of knitter - but we're not naming names.

However, they can be a perfect match! There are the social situations of the Stitch & Pitch events at minor league baseball games, Stitch & Sticks at hockey games; the personal entertainment when you're at a Super Bowl party or watching the game of the week with friends and family; the opportunities to show your pride for your city like the Super Scarves promotion for the 2012 Super Bowl in Indianapolis; or charity knitting like just wrapped up for the RI Special Olympics!

Stitch & Pitch style events are gatherings of folks who bring their needlework with them to the game and stitch their way through the afternoon/evening. It's a great opportunity to get together with friends and meet new friends while taking in game and making progress on one of your projects!

If this kind of event interests you, Save the Date for the 2011 Stitch & Pitch at the PawSox: May 15 at 1:00 p.m. We'll post more information as we receive it!

Super Scarves is a drive to collect 8,000 handmade blue and white scarves in honor of the 2012 Super Bowl in Indianapolis, IN. The scarves will be given to volunteers at the Super Bowl. If you'd like to get involved in this check out this link.

Many knitters and crocheters in the area were busy in January making scarves for the RI Special Olympics. Unfortunately the deadline has passed for this but we want to tell you about it anyway because the support this effort received was incredible.

The Special Olympics put out a call for 400 scarves to be given to their athletes for the opening ceremonies this month. As of January 8th only 12 scarves had been received. The call for help went out and it seems that people responded with gusto! One month later the Special Olympics had received 360 scarves! If you'd like to keep your eye open for future scarf needs with this group, keep an eye on their website. The 2011 page can be found here.

With the Super Bowl just over we're sure there was a lot of knitting going on. Helen worked on a new design that she's planning to submit to (keep your fingers crossed for her!) and Becky worked on the Ocean Colors wrap she's planning to give her cousin. Did you attend a Super Bowl party? Did you work on a project while you were there?

And then there's this woman who planned to knit a scarf and run a marathon. At the same time. Wow.

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