Last night was an amazing evening for many reasons. It was the 2nd annual Stitch N’ Pitch for the NY Mets, as well as the fourth-to-last game played at Shea Stadium. This was the stadium that I grew up with and the home team that I rooted for, so this was my chance to say goodbye to Shea.
Being on the committee for Stitch N’ Pitch, I, along with other the members of the committee, was introduced and given an award on the field of the stadium. With my co-workers, my son, and my great nephew in attendance, it was a thrill that will always stay with me.
There were many craft celebrities that attended this event, and it was great to see so many New York-area yarncrafters, including Kay Gardiner of Mason-Dixon Knitting, author Debbie Stoller, author and podcaster Mary Beth Temple of Getting Loopy!, as well as the Vogue Knitting team. I had the pleasure of speaking with needlearts designers Wenlan Chia, Nicky Epstein, Lily Chin and many others. It was also great to see a large number of members of the Lion Brand team at the game.
It was a wonderful event with a great turnout. Over 1,000 knitters and crocheters came out to this amazing game.
P.S. The Mets won on the last play of the game. Let’s go Mets!