Laura brought along a very interesting scrapbook that someone had painstakingly compiled from cuttings of beautifully intricate crochet designs. She discovered it at a car boot sale and felt that it was far too beautiful not to be rescued.
There were also some other very talented crafters at the event. Here are two very beautiful quilts.
And look at this Knitivity!
In other news I am about to head off to the Isle of Wight for a few days with my sister and her kids to annoy our dad. She doesn't know it yet but part of her belated birthday present is the Manos clapotis. I have also put together a couple of presents for the kids from the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival - a couple of colourful drop spindles (I keep producing festival booty like rabbits out of a hat, I know). I've made them up little packets of multi coloured fluff and thought that as the weather forecast is not marvellous, they might enjoy having a bit of a play with these. I'll let you know how we get on!As far as knitting news is concerned, I remain obsessed with the Schaeffer Heather sock and have already finished the first one. It will becoming to the Island with me so there may be a pair to report when I see you next. Of course they are going to be accompanied by the usual entourage of the rest of the sock family plus several potential band members in the form of spare balls of sock yarn.
Well I wouldn't want to run out would I?
I nearly forgot to say. I had a lovely comment from Nick, who makes the sock blockers who said that if anyone orders a set of blockers and mentions this blog they will get a free set of stitch markers.