Patterns for BaseballPublished on 25 March 2019 By Mara 2 min read
Here in LoveCrafts' New York office, we can't wait for this season's first pitch. March 28th is Opening Day for American Major League Baseball, and we've got a stellar lineup of knitting and crochet patterns to make for yourself and the fans in your life! Plus, we chat to designer extraordinaire, Debbie Bliss, about her exclusive Baseball pattern, and how she ended up throwing the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game, not once but twice.
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From pitch to stitch: Debbie Bliss' baseball pattern
Like many international baseball lovers, knitwear designer Debbie Bliss was introduced to the sport through the movie, Field of Dreams. Luckily, her love of the sport endured far longer than her crush on Kevin Costner did! When Debbie attended her first game a few years back, she fell in love. “When I walked into the stadium, I felt I had come home, the noise, the buzz, my favourite fast food and best of all my favourite music, Motown.”
When I walked in the stadium I felt I had come home, the noise, the buzz, my favourite fast food and best of all my favourite music, Motown.
Fast forward a few years and Debbie Bliss was on the field throwing the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game! A once in a lifetime opportunity, that she got to do not just once, but twice! Both times, Debbie threw the first pitch for the Seattle Mariners at specially organised Stitch and Pitch games, equipped with her trusty knitted baseball glove, made for her by a family friend in the UK. How did she prepare for the pitches? By throwing balls of yarn of course!
Each time I was equally thrilled and nervous but practiced with balls of yarn before trying out an actual ball.