Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sheep and Wool Gathering

This Saturday is the Sheep and Wool Gathering at Thacher park (10-4, Paint Mine picnic area) and I've been SO busy getting ready. Hardly any time to knit. I've got to organize tables, shelves, a canopy, not to mention merchandise and signs! I think it will be a lot of fun - lots of demonstrations and animals, and other vendors too.
In the meantime, at the knit-in last night we had a little outside music to entertain us. When we looked outside, here is who was on the green:
There was a fiddler (on the right) and then these dancers with sticks and what looked like knee pads covered in jingle bells.
Also, some sad news --- Betty Smith passed away on Tuesday. She was 99 and, until recently, often attended the knit-ins with her granddaughter Linda. She was so enthusiastic about life and had been looking forward to a balloon ride to celebrate her 100th birthday. She will be missed.
Show and tell:
Here are Susan's wonderful cabled fingerless gloves which she learned to knit at Robin's class here at the shop:
They are made with Suri Merino and are just beautiful!
And Libby's Irish Hikin Scarf made with Kathmandu Aran:
Also very beautiful - the yarn is so yummy.
See you at the shop or at the Sheep and Wool Gathering!


Tina M. said...

Those are called Morris Dancers, and it's a very old style of dancing that developed in England. They will leap around and jingle, and there will even be handkerchiefs involved. Try and catch their performance if you can, it's pretty cool. :)

I wish I could go tomorrow but my dance card is too full.

Karin said...

I am so sorry to hear about Betty Smith. She was one of my mostest favoritest customers! Please if you see Linda, or Lene, tell them my condolences. I don't have addresses any more.

And thank you so much for shepherding my yarn up to Thacher Park, in addition to everything else you need to do!

kbeth said...

I am so saddened to hear about Betty's passing. She was at the very first knit-in I went to a few years back. She was always so kind and happy. My deepest sympathies to her family.

Lisa said...

The first knit-in I went to, Betty sat next to me and she was so kind and interesting. My condolences to her family.