Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Take Me Out to the Stitch 'n Pitch

What a great idea! Here's what it says on the link:
Stitch 'n Pitch brings together two American traditions--Baseball and the Needle Arts. Come to a ball game and knit, crochet, embroider, cross-stitch and needlepoint. Sit among friends, family and colleagues and cheer on your favorite Baseball Team. This event is for ANYONE who has an interest in the perfect double play — NeedleArts and Baseball; beginners, intermediate and experts are all welcome. Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, Thursday, August 10, 2006.

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Dodger Stadium Rug

The National NeedleArts Association has put together this schedule for stitchers to get together in public. They are offering tote bags, prizes and other giveaways for those that register ahead of time.
Another plus for this event, is that you'll be able to visit the renovated Dodger Stadium in historic Chavez Ravine. Ahhhh...Chavez Ravine....that's a whole 'nother story! The story of how a once cohesive and lovely hillside village was torn down for home development but ended up becoming a ballpark. A movie by Jordan Mecher was released last year all about this story. Ry Cooder wrote songs about the old neighborhood. The movie and the CD were based on Don Normark's photographs of the area in 1949.

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"Chavez Ravine" - Photo by Don Normark - 1949
So, the Stitch 'n Pitch sounds like a fun event and I will definitely go. However, being in Chavez Ravine has always been bittersweet for me. I'm a native Angelina and I hate to see parts of my City destroyed. Some people say change is progress. Some people say change is destruction. I say, don't forget how and why the change occured, so that we won't make the same mistakes again.

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At 6:30 PM PDT, Blogger Allison said...

Ellen, I would love to get a group together to go - sounds like a blast! Allison

At 7:08 AM PDT, Blogger tk said...

mmm.. is football next??

At 11:27 AM PDT, Blogger Laurie Ann said...

I wanna go!! I'll bring something easy so I can watch the game and knit at the same time.


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