My husband Steve and I are lucky to spend time in a small town in Ohio that has a liliputian baseball field. It’s nestled in a grove of trees within walking distance of our house. Named in honor of Bob Feller, the famous Cleveland Indians pitcher, it was once home to the local Little League.
I used to be a trail runner and a bit of a gym rat. For now I’ve ditched the discipline of running and am discovering the joy of just “playing” – it’s a whole new ballgame (ha, ha). It’s a blast to grab the softballs and mitts, head for Feller Field, and simply play catch or hit a few balls. Steve is a very good teacher and patient coach. He also has good reflexes, which is a good thing because on those rare occasions when I actually hit the ball, it tends to rocket right at him. (I keep trying to reassure him this is not intentional.)
Naturally, I had to drag knitting into this activity. What better way to lug the balls and gloves than in a string bag? Elisa’s Nest Tote is a pattern that fits the bill perfectly. Not only is it stretchy and fun to make, but the pattern is free too. I made it about 50% bigger than the pattern called for, in Knit Picks Comfy Fingering yarn. I used blue and red, as a nod toward our adopted home team , the Cleveland Indians.