Better late than never for this post!
Last Friday - I went to the Stitch and Pitch game at the Nationals stadium in DC. It my was first time at that stadium and I have to say I had a blast!
Hollyanne and her son joined me at the game.
The boy and I had fun mimicking the announcer's voice as he called the names of the Nat's players.... Looooooooooopez! Guuuuuuuuuuuuuuzman! Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuukes! He was also trying to get a photo of each player hitting the ball. It was very challenging actually because his camera took about 2 seconds from the time you push the button to the time his camera actually took the photo. So I was helping him out. I must have said "ready... set... take it!" about 500 times!! I got really good at analyzing the pitcher's wind up! ha!
He did get some good shots though and that's all that matters!
The game went into extra innings and would you believe it took 14 innings for the Nats to finally win!? But win they did! Here they are celebrating their LOOONG awaited victory.
The "official" mascot of the team is Screech the bald eagle - but my personal favorites were the Presidents!
Here they are on the big screen racing around the stadium. Lincoln won both times :)
There was of course - lots of knitting!
And knitters! I didn't know who would be there - but I hit the knitter jackpot - I saw all my DC and VA friends! (MD friends too!)
Before we even sat down - we saw Ms Bonnie!
And the awesome sisters Cici and Chelette.
It was so great to see my pal Amy O!
Boo hoo - she is leaving for Alaska soon!
I managed to spy Ann in the front row when she got up for the 7th inning stretch and then imagine my surprise when I sit down next to Erin! It was so great to run into you ladies!
And I also finally got to meet the fabulous Karida of Neighborhood Fibers. We had communicated through email when I was helping out with the Cloverhill Booth at MD Sheep and Wool. She is just as nice in person as she is online.
This girl is way talented too. She dyes up the most gorgeous yarn! I was lucky enough to snag two mini skeins of Neighborhood fibers in my Stitch and Pitch goodie bag! Woohoo!
I later heard Isel was waving at me all night and I never even saw her! Sorry! I told her she has to throw some yarn at me next time :)
It was a fun night! Can't wait for the next Stich and Pitches - first at the Bowie Baysocks and then the Orioles!