Tuesday, June 24, 2008


by Kathleen

Two Saturdays ago, June 14, was World Wide Knit in Public Day. I would like to report that I feel I fulfilled my public knitting duties thoroughly and with vigor.

In the morning I headed down to Staunton (that's STAN-ton), to a gathering arranged by On the Lamb, my LYS (that's Local Yarn Store). It was a blast!

There were about 40 people who showed up through the morning (from about 10 to 2). We even had a spinner bring her wheel.

We were hosted by Blue Mountain Coffee, who very generously gave each participant a free coffee drink (iced anything being the favorite of the day). And Shenandoah Spring Water donated lots of cold bottles of water.
We had lovely goody bags put together by our OTL (On the Lamb) team which had pen and notepad from BB&T bank, discount coupons for Rachel's Quilt Patch and info from other fine sponsors.

Plus yarn!
This is a skein of Noro Silk Mountain that was in the bag!

I put it to immediate good use...

And this is a skein of Icelandic sheep's wool, a lopi style single, from a local farm, Green Fence Farm, that I won as a door prize! They were very generous donating three skeins to be given out.

In fact, the day was supported generously by many wonderful sponsors giving out prizes of dinners at Shenandoah Pizza, yarn, gingher scissors (for the hat contest winner) and more!

There was a hat contest with very clever entries... Claudia wound a skein of beautiful yarn about as if it were a braid of hair; Tonks knitted a tiny sweater; Angel had an real live sheep on her head! (well, maybe not really...)

The participants...

Angel's Under the lamb hat...

And the winner!

After the festivities in Staunton quieted down I traveled back north to help out at my guild's, SVTGM (Shenandoah Valley Textile Guild and Museum. And I promise... no more acronyms.) monthly fiber demonstration. We had spinning, rug hooking, tapestry weaving and me... I continued knitting until 4:00.

Next time I'll show you what all that knitting time accomplished.

It's reeeeal purty.


Mom said...

Sounds like fun. As my magnet says" any day spent knitting is a good day"

Beverly said...

Looks like so much fun!