Show And Tell18 April 2009
I’ve realised that I’m probably the only knitting blogger in Sydney who hasn’t mentioned the Easter Show. And my cardigan was in a cabinet.
Last year there was a lot of moaning because although so many of the entries were beautifully made, they were rather BORING. This year was so much better. Entries from really good younger knitters (and of course I don’t include myself in that description) made it much more interesting. AND these good younger knitters won ribbons.
We’re supposed to be inspiring people to knit – not making them wonder why anyone would bother. Now if we could just get the Easter Show people to display them a little more lovingly (bent paper clips and fishing line just doesn’t do it for me – though I was lucky; mine’s on a hanger with only one edge dragged up with wire). And encourage more knitters to give it a go. And persuade the Guild to get the Show to widen and change the categories a little. Well, we’d be home and dry.
And now on to the crocheting! The categories are very limiting and although most of the work was excellent, it belonged to a different generation even from mine. As a teenager I crocheted a lot (mini dresses being my speciality!). I may pick up a hook again and see if I can produce something worth entering next year. So if you’re a crocheter, do think about joining me. And maybe we can update that section a bit as well.
To those of my friends who won ribbons, congratulations! They were all well-deserved (though some of you were robbed!).
And a big thank you to all who joined our group at the Preview Night. Over on the cake-decoration section, there were tears and tantrums, believe it or not. The knitters, on the other hand, were supportive of each other’s work and genuinely pleased for those who were going home with a ribbon. I think we’re just a nicer class of people!
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