Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Morning Knit Wit ~ The Next Generation

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! 


I am happy to be a vendor in 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! 

3 comments:

Nicole said...

How awesome for you and Jordan!! Happy sales!

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

Sounds like fun and so nice to see young people get into things other than games and electronics!

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