Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, grab your stitching paraphernalia and get ready for another “Stitch ‘N Pitch” night at Safeco Field.
The Fifth Annual Stitch ‘n Pitch promotion, which started at Safeco Field in 2005 and has spread across Major League Baseball, returns next Thursday night against the Royals.
Deborah Norville, award-winning journalist and anchor of the TV news magazine Inside Edition, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Norville is an avid knitter who has a book of knitting patterns (Knit with Deborah Norville) and a line of yarn (The Deborah Norville Collection) in four weights from Premier Yarns. During the game, Norville will sign copies of her book at the Pacific Fabrics booth on the Upper Concourse of the ballpark. Pacific Fabrics will also have a selection of Norville’s yarn for sale.
Discounted tickets can be purchased online at www.mariners.com/stitch or in person at the following Seattle area yarn shops:
Pacific Fabrics & Crafts (6 locations); Village Yarn & Tea Shop, 19500 Ballinger Way NE, Shoreline; Seattle Yarn, 5633 California Ave. SW; So Much Yarn, 2107 Elliott Ave., downtown Seattle; Bad Woman Yarn, 1815 N. 45th, Seattle; Tricoter, 3121 E. Madison St., Seattle. For groups of 40 or more, tickets can be purchased by calling 206-346- 4519. Tickets must be purchased by 5 p.m. PT on Tuesday.
The first 3,000 ticket buyers will be able to redeem their tickets at Safeco Field for a free Stitch ‘n Pitch tote, perfect for transporting small projects and knitting accessories.
A number of yarn and craft shops and fiber arts organizations from around the Puget Sound area will be at Safeco Field with samples, coupons, patterns and kits for sale, class schedules, and assistance from “Designated Knitters” and “Stitch Doctors.”
— Jim Street