The clicking of knitting needles, the squeak of a rocking chair, and a kitten chasing around a loose ball of wool… oh such good memories. But enough of old memories, now it’s time to make some pleasant new ones working with fiber arts.
If you haven’t already, start teaching your children how to knit or crochet. Both pastimes can be very relaxing, at least once you’ve gotten the hang of it. Grant you the first few weeks may be a bit irritating, as you undo rows just completed, to correct that mistake you made two hours ago, but didn’t see until so much later.
If you’ve already learned how, why not start a project to enter in the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo exhibit hall competitions? You can enter something as small as a doily, or as large as a tablecloth or bedspread, socks or sweaters, or afghans. How about a baby carriage blanket, a three piece baby set, a rug, wall hanging, and so much more? There’s also a separate division just for those 65 years and over, and folks who may be dealing with a physical or mental challenge. It’s never too late to learn.
There are also divisions for spinning, weaving and felting. For more information on any of the classes in the Crocheting, Knitting, Spinning, Weaving and Felting Section, contact convenor Wally Kreutz at 250-672-9627, or pick up your copy of this year’s Fall Fair Catalog at the Star/Journal, area newsstands, or go to: www.fallfair-rodeo.com.