Knitting and baseball and rain, oh my!

So, mom and I attended the second annual Blue Jays Stitch ‘n Pitch, a baseball game devoted to the fiber arts.  What a night – I’m glad I can laugh about it now.  Mom and I decided to take the train into the city, rather than pay for parking downtown.  Bad idea.  It started to rain on the way, but we didn’t really think much of it; we were told that our stop would come out really close to the stadium.  By the time we arrived, Noah’s flood was in full swing, and although close, our stop was still a fair distance from our gate entrance.  We decided to make a run for it, but ended up taking shelter under the canopy of a food vendor with a couple Jays fans and a cop.  The cop asked mom if he could ‘commandeer’ her jacket – funny.  Really.

A second sprint had us running into the first available open door – the gift shop.  Where apparently there is no entrance into the actual stadium.  By this point we are absolutely soaked, I’m talking gone for a swim soaked and we were desperate.  Two $5 Fifa 2006 France t-shirts and two umbrellas later, we were making a run through the rain again.

The game itself was rather dull in comparison.  Amy Singer (of Knitty fame) threw the first pitch and our Stitch ‘n Pitch section was packed with knitters, while the rest of the stadium looked sad and empty.  Other than my new crappy t-shirt, I was still soggy by the time we left.  I’m thinking of doing it again next year…


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