It is almost time for Twist Fibre Festival! August 24th and 25th. There will be tons of vendors and interesting workshops. Kathryn has been working hard getting ready for it. And after that, on September 7th and 8th, the 18th Annual Fibrefest in Almonte.
Kathryn showed my mother a sweater she is working on, in her own hand-dyed yarn of course:My mother was an ace knitter in her day. She knit herself funky little dresses from fingering weight yarn and great sweaters for us kids and my dad. Of course I can’t find any funky little dress pictures but I have this one of a sweater for my dad:Yay 70’s! Don’t you wish you had a couch like that?? This sweater was also knit from fingering weight yarn, with a woven cable pattern on the front and zipper! She still has it tucked away somewhere. The glass was a joke, I think…
Last time I was at Kathryn’s studio I forgot to take a picture from the outside, it is a former elementary school, with pretty well all the classrooms now being used as studios by several artists. Her studio is where the first six windows are behind the trees.This weekend there was the opening of the Fairbairn House Heritage Centre in Wakefield. There were games for the kids, people dressed in costume, and a few vendors, including Kathryn:It was a very pretty setting.
Yes, I did get some of that garlic, yum.
In other news… Frankie has learned to swim after and fetch A STICK. It looks like he won this contest, but we do help him cheat. Sorry Pitou. And there is some stick tug-of-war afterwards:And although I have almost as many shoes as knitting projects, I couldn’t resist these when I was visiting family in Guelph.They look like measuring tapes! And I could actually use them, since I lose my measuring tapes regularly, but I don’t think I’ll ever lose these.
Hope to see you at Twist or Almonte, or both!