Friday, October 2, 2009

Made In Windsor Grand Opening Follow Up

Christine, from Made In Windsor, just got around to updating about the grand opening party. I did post a few things about it a little while back, but now I have more pictures, taken by Christine herself.
I spent most of the day working on hats on my large Knify Knitter loom. I guess I was doing a demo of sorts. I had quite a few young kids staring at me and asking what I was doing. I showed them a finished product, and asked if they wanted to help. Many parents were very hesitant, worried that the child would ruin what I was making. Little did they know that the task at hand was very simple. All I did was ask for help holding the yarn so it wouldn't roll onto the floor. This little boy (I can't remember his name!!!) was an absolute joy to hang out with. he would watch what I was doing, and then just talk away about something or other, and then gently pat the yarn and smile. He's a lot like me, now that I think about it! Several other kids followed suit during the day, content to hold some super soft yarn. A couple of the older kids helped me by actually wrapping the yarn or making the stitches. Knifty Knitters are great for kids, they're super easy to learn, nearly instant gratification, and inexpensive.
After a while, I went outside to enjoy the sun with Dianne, who I mentioned in the other post. She was making cookie pieces, and I started working on an other hat. Later that night, there were 3 of us sitting outside with our craft of choice: knitting, crochet, knifty knitter-ing. It was a lot of fun talking yarn with others, I saw spit-splicing up close (I don't use 100% often, if ever, and that was sort of a foreign concept to me. It just seemed like a ridiculous idea that would never work) we discussed various types of yarn, taking on too many commissions and a bunch of other yarn-y topics.
All in all, awesome day. I talked to a lot of people, networked quite a bit, and left with a smile on my face.


  1. It sounds like such a lovely day! The boy who helped holding the yarn is so cute! Wonder he will get the knitting bug when he grows up! LOL

  2. Hi! Found you on your post in Etsy forums. Loved your story about the little boy--I think it's so important for kids to be exposed to creativity as early as possible. :) It's awesome that you were open to having the kids "pet" your yarn!

    Also, your hair is amazing. ;)

    Have a great night!


  3. Oh, I swear by spit-splicing. Then again, I use wool most of the time.