Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fair Share

 We had a great time at the fair, but it is always exhausting, helping my mom set up the needleworks and organizing our volunteers for the knitting table. Luckily for me, we have the most awesome people in our group.
 The sign maker in our group states it's time for a new sign. I will agree.
We had 15 baby layettes for our Fair Share class that are all donated to the Chilliwack General Hospital Auxiliary. They sell them in the gift shop and the money goes to the maternity ward for improvements. It's just one of the ways we try to connect with our community.
 We yarn bombed the "other knitted item" class with tea cozies and it was great fun! My Kate Davies sheep carousel won a second. The judge was my niece, and she didn't know it was mine, nor that it was knit of her mom's hand spun.
 Karen brought her matryoshka shawl that Emily designed. It's almost ready to go live on Ravelry.
 Mom was given pink deely-boppers and a big wand because she was in charge of the building. It was good to add humour to some of the more precious fair goers. Paw helped set everything up and then take it all down again.
 Priscilla and her piglets were a great hit.
 The barn next door to the home arts building was full of friendly critters.
 Not all were dignified.
 Some were shy.
 Emily came home after her summer courses finished and made friends with the friendly ones.
These two were so relaxed after their class had finished and seemed genuinely interested in hearing all about their breed mixes and their life stories.
This year I have to thank my knitters for manning the table and making it what they wished. I had an anniversary dinner on the Friday night and an in-law BBQ on the Sunday, just when things were wrapping up.
We are already scheming about next year's fair.
This September we are going to try a Baby Surprise Jacket knit a long, some entrelac classes and setting up a knitters' life list. If we're going to have a big circle of knitting friends, we may as well share our mistakes and successes.

No comments: