Our small town is hopping this weekend with the Annual Woodsmen's Field Days. People come from all over the country to show off their lumberjack skills and it is a huge event - including fire works, competitions, bands and all-round fun!
Dodge Pratt Northrop Art Center's Craft Fair on the lawn and I am always excited to meet people and talk about my craft when people stop to chat. I actually met one of the professors wife at a college I went to 30 years ago! What a small world this is!
But my absolutley best conversation was with an eleven year old girl who stayed in my booth for quite some time. I could see in her eyes that she really appreciated everything in my booth as she bounced from one thing to another. When I found out that she was a knitter we just connected right then and there! As it turns out her babysitter has been teaching her to knit, crochet and all sorts of craft work.
I was happy to show her a new project that I was working on (a super cool design that can be found in Knitting New Scarves: 27 Distinctly Modern Designs).
This is definately not your grandmother's knitting! And I am so excited to see more and more young people learning how to knit and work with fibers.
To my new found friend Jordan - you absolulely made my day yesterday. I hope you will keep on knitting and one day you will be the knitting designer of the future.
Until next time - keep your needles clicking!