Yarnbombing And The Seattle Mariner’s Glove

30 Jul

                                                                                                             photo by Suzanne Tidwell

The Seattle Mariner’s Baseball Glove sculpture outside Safeco Stadium yarnbombed July 26 2012 .

3  Great Things About This

1 . The Glove was yarnbombed for Stitch And Pitch , A festive occasion for people who like to knit and cheer at baseball games .  And there are many.

2. This was knit through World Visions U.S.A. with Knit for Kids Initiative . That means all the knitting will be sent to children when this yarnbomb is taken down . The knitting itself was done by Pacific Fibers with the great Seattle yarnbomber Suzanne Tidwell consulting and knitting the spine .

3. The first pitch at the game was thrown out by writer Debbie MacComber who often writes about knitting .  I think more knitting writers should go into professional baseball . Also The Mariners won .

Creative secret :   We all need a reason to create . We need to have it clear in our mind – or we won’t create – we will  just wash the dishes instead .

Here are 2  great reasons – make a great yarnbomb  to delight the Mariners baseball fans  and then give all the knitting to children afterwards .  Art and charity and knitting  .

Aesthetics  ;  A giant knitted glove  – your eye can clearly see that this is a baseball glove and it’s so humorous to see it knit . We all have had knitted gloves to wear so when you look at the knitting you can feel it in your body  .  It’s beautiful and reassuring at the same time .

more about Suzanne Tidwell here

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7 Responses to “Yarnbombing And The Seattle Mariner’s Glove”

  1. crayonsandmilk July 30, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    Very very cool!!!!!!

  2. stitchedupmama July 30, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    Fantastic – the only drawback is that the glove gets uncovered again! But the kids benefit, so that’s compensation … =D

  3. ehhserrano July 31, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    If you don’t create and end up washing dishes….you’re still going to need gloves. There is no getting around creating.

  4. Oakland Daily Photo July 31, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    Pretty, funny, surprising.

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