The tent was packed most of the time. I think parents thought we were some sort of magicians as by teaching a very simple technique to make strings and strings of.....knitting from old scraps of yarn, their children were happily mesmerised for hours. You could hear the grateful sighs as they sank into our big comfy sofas.
For us, as people enthusiastic to share our love of the fibre arts it was a good opportunity to share what we know and to show people that children don't always need the latest gadget, and that they really enjoy making stuff. It was a real pleasure to work with them but also exhausting. The weather held good for most of the weekend but this was my favourite part of the day - the view from our tent before the crowds were let in first thing in the morning.
And here was my knitting spot.
As with any festival, you never know who is going to appear next. The Ladies of the Lawn dropped by to give us a few acapella numbers. Lithium by Nirvana was my favourite.
The clouds gathered on Sunday afternoon and after an insanely long train journey and missing the last tube train home I sank blissfully into my duvet and reflected on the simple pleasures of life....
Despite all this excitement, knitting has to go on! I have finished my On Hold socks. I am quite pleased with the way they have come out. They are made in a wool and silk blend by Posh Yarns which I think suits the pattern very well. They have a lovely sheen and texture.
Here is the customary blocker shot.
Here they are on the lasts which really shows off the scroll pattern running down the front of the foot.And finally, I am still enjoying playing with my new toys and camera even though some people may find my interpretations a little..... creepy....
Surely this one is alright?
This one? Maybe less so....