Sunday, September 30, 2012

September's Guild Meeting

We started off the Fall with a great guild meeting!
What a nice surprise it was to have Carrie come back and visit us and hear all about the knitting classes she has started in Woodstock. And of course there was show and tell!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Quiet at the fair before the gates open....

I love walking around the fair (with my knitting of course) before everyone arrives.
There is something for everyone here. Fun activities for kids like dress the scarecrow. I didn't see any knitted items for the dress up. Maybe I should bring some hats and scarves next year :) There are lots of farm related equipment and animals to see too.

Outside it seems odd to see the rides sitting still and the games not being played. But not for long. There is a long line up of people waiting to get in!
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Today at the fair

We arrived early at the fair today and had some time to wonder over to the barn to watch the spinning and weaving demos they were giving to groups of school kids. We arrived just minutes after these baby sheep were born.

Riding horses used to be my most favourite thing so we had to stop and watch the reining horses. If I was ever to ride and show again, this is what I would do. Such amazing sliding stops, spins and speed control. Sigh, some days I really miss my horses.

Of course I was knitting, and these two ponies seemed very interested with my moebius and were anxious to be petted.

It was nice to walk around the London Horticulture Society's display before the fair opened. It was just me, my knitting and the flowers.

Now it is back to the booth to wait for the Knitters.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A day at the fair

I was able to walk around the fair for a while yesterday while I worked on a hat before I had to be at Wildflower Wool's knitting booth.

I walked through the midway on the way to the barn where there were some new born sheep. I sat and knit at the horse show before wondering through the buildings and sat in on a demo and watched the Crokinole Club members show fair goers how to play.

Then I spent the rest of the afternoon and evening chatting to the Knitters who stopped by the booth. It was great way to spend the day.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Busy Afternoon at the Fair!

Yesterday was one of the busiest afternoons at the fair so far. We had lots of people stop by to learn more about knitting and give it a try.

We are busy kntting hats and headbands for a local charity, Keeping Kids Warm, for the homeless youth in London (Ontario). It isn't going to take us long to have lots knit up!

The evenings tend to slow down and the buildings are quieter. I have a feeling the free concerts every night attract most of the people. Tonight is Jo Dee Messina. I may even sneak out to listen for a bit, with my knitting of course.
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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sit and Knit

We held our second annual Sit and Knit at the Western Fair this afternoon and had a wonderful afternoon of knitting and dyeing wool.
Thanks to everyone who came out and joined us and to everyone who helped out, it is greatly appreciated!!

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Set Up

Set up for Wildflower Wool's knitting booth at the Western Fair has begun. It is looking like an early morning tomorrow to get everything ready before the fair opens at 11:00. If you are at the fair, stop by the Special Events Building and spend some time knitting with me!