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Sunday at the Big E

September 25, 2011 9:12 PM | Bryce Wolf
A great day to be at the fair!  No rain!

Mary Linden, Clare Settle and I demonstrated at the Big E today to a never-ending stream of people.  (There is a big difference between a weekday and a weekend.) I brought a try-it pillow that was tried out by all kinds -- kids, moms, even men.  (If anyone is interested, I know a pattern for a heart that uses only 5 pairs.  Even easier than the snake and clearly shows the worker path.)  I didn't get a stitch done on my own lace.  Mary and Clare kept up the patter until Clare left to demo spinning and Mary departed with the grandkids.  I stayed a bit longer, then wandered off to check out the cows, and bought beignets. (I do like cows -- and beignets.)

The folks who work the building were very solicitous -- brought water, offered lunch tickets, and let me leave my stuff behind their desk when I went to look at cows. 

If you haven't demo'd at Big E, I highly recommend it.  It's just plain fun. (Did I mention the beignets?)


  • September 28, 2011 9:08 AM | Jill Hawkins
    Glad you had fun at the Big E! Our lace demo always attracts a lot of interest, and you're right about the crowds on the weekend ;-) I am usually exhausted by the end of the day. You obviously saved some energy for the cows (and beignets!)

    I would love to get the pattern for the heart - I get tired of having folks try the snake, and if the heart is easier, then great!

    Yes, the folks in the New England Center are very helpful. It's a win-win if they keep the volunteers happy!

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  • October 06, 2011 9:02 AM | Maria-Anne D'Hooghe
    Love to have the heart pattern could you maybe post it on the Web. Everybody can then have a look at it and print it if they like to use it.
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