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