Wildflower Wool was invited to the Canadian Plowing Championship last weekend to demonstrate knitting; of course I said yes! The weather wasn't the best for an outdoor show - unseasonably cold along with wind and some rain but still, any time spent knitting and talking about knitting is always fun.
We had a tent filled with local crafters and artisans offering goods for sale - jams, honey and maple syrup and a chance to have hands on experience with tatting, spinning, rug braiding and knitting.
I continued on with my demonstration projects from the previous show - lace, entrelac and moebius knitting. The entrelac knitting was again the most asked about technique. It's wonderful to be able to share new techniques with other Knitters.
There were alpacas,
demo of spinning with a drop spindle,
hands on rug braiding,
needle tatting (my favourite),
and a husband and wife team spinning and knitting socks with a sock knitting machine.
Outside of our tent there were lots of displays and demos going on as well. My favourite was watching the Canadian Cowgirls ride. Super talented ladies and amazingly well trained horses!