Friday, May 27, 2011

Baseball, the "Sport for Crafters"

A Houston Astros booster-blog, writing about Stitch n Pitch:
The thought of stitching, especially knitting, may conjure up images of your grandma knitting an over-sized sweater while sitting in a rocking chair. Stereotypes aside, stitching has been revived in the twenty-first century with books like Stitch ‘N BitchThe Happy HookerStitch Graffiti, and Subversive Cross Stitch. Crafters are men and women, young and old. And, stitchers are trading the rocking chair for stadium seats.
It's good of them to attempt to dispel the myth.


Jules said...

That's really cool!

Donna said...

Good attempt, but still has to conjure that grandmother image.

The only needles my mother, a grandmother for 32 years, has ever held were the pine needles she'd pick out of her glass sitting under the trees at the lake.

Anonymous said...

They always mention Gramma, don't they? I look forward to the day you post about an article that speaks about the renewed popularity of stitching without mentioning grannies.

VegasJilly said...

i am the only person in my family that does needlework, not even my great grandmother ever did needlework. and ive never read ANY of those books. lol

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Thanks for spreading the stitchy/knitting love. :)

Knitting and crocheting are very populat among a lot younger crowd now a days....being a old lady myself, I am really glad to see a younger crowd take it on so that it will continue and not fade away. :)