Stitch N' Pitch 2010 at Citi Field: Setting a World Record

The Mets' 4th Annual Stitch N' Pitch event is scheduled for Saturday, June 5, 2010 @ 4:10 pm vs. Florida Marlins. At this year's event, they are attempting to break a Guinness World Record for the most people crocheting simultaneously.(see these links at the Craftzine.com blog, and Crochet Today blog)

I am not fond of the Marlins, especially after the last game at Shea in 2008; however since I do sometimes work with yarn, I'm planning on attending this year and hoping to round up a few other crocheters. I just need to find a good blue and orange project to work on that won't end up a UFO.

The Group Ticketing page at Mets.com contains info about this year's event at Citi Field. The ticket price for Promenade Reserved seating is $19 and all participants will receive a Mets Skyline Keychain and a limited number will receive a special edition Stitch N' Pitch bag (with advance ticket purchase). FYI, we paid $19 for parking at one of the Citi Field lots earlier this month.

For more information about the Guinness World Record part of the event, read or download this PDF file from Stitch N' Pitch.

Briefly, anyone wishing to participate must:
• Purchase a Mets Stitch N’ Pitch ticket – details at www.StitchNPitch.com
• Let them know you will be attending – RSVP to Guinness@StitchNPitch.com
• Arrive early - gates open at 1:30PM.
• Check in outside Section 531 to receive your complimentary crochet hook and yarn.
• Be seated no later than 2:00PM in Section 531 with crochet hook and yarn.
• Guinness Record event will start promptly at 2:15PM
• Crochet for at least15 minutes non-stop in order to set the record!
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From the Stitch N' Pitch home page:   What is Stitch N' Pitch?
Stitch N' Pitch brings together two wonderful traditions — Baseball and the NeedleArts. Come to a ball game and knit, crochet, embroider, cross-stitch and needlepoint. Sit among friends, family and colleagues and cheer on your favorite Baseball Team. Beginners, intermediate and experts are all welcome."
Most of the emphasis is on knitting and crochet, which makes sense since most projects using these techniques are very portable, and TNNA, the force behind this program, is a trade organization for professionals in the knitting, crochet, cross stitch, embroidery, needlepoint and embellishment industries.


More general information about Stitch N' Pitch:


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