Sun 20 Jun 2010
What a great weekend! Sun was shining, birdies singing, flowers blooming, estrogen and progesterone in perfect balance – I threw a vintage tablecloth over the laundry pile and pretended it was a Shabby Chic ottoman and went out to play.
You may know, (if you live on my block, for example, and pass the sign every day) that the first baseball game may have been played right across the street from my house on June 19, 1846. Our local historical society hosted a vintage recreation game to honor the day, and I organized a Nineteenth Century Stitch n Pitch.
What are the elements of a Nineteenth Century Stitch n Pitch, you might ask?
- Players in cute and historically accurate uniforms.
- Handspun, bamboo dpns. Although I was unable to verify it, I do think Magic Loop was invented in 1871
- Husbands with Victorian facial hair
Also an historical first: a picture of us knitters that no one can complain about: