IKL and a troupe of volunteers spent last weekend at Camp Bestival in Dorset teaching and army of kids to knit. As usual (we've been to Camp Bestival every year) we had a brilliant time and we taught approximately 150,000 kids to (mostly finger) knit. OK, it probably wasn't that many but it felt like. Thanks to Deborah, Angela, Ros, Tania, Lorraine, Graham, Nicky, Heather and Becky, you are stars and I love you and I appreciate all your hard work. And so do the kids and their parents.
Camp Bestival really is a great festival. There's so much for the kids to do, the organiser really put a great deal of thought and work into it, then at night we get to dance and sing along to Kool and the Gang and the Happy Mondays!
There are so many photographs, here is a small selection.
This was our view.
Tania teaching. It's so rewarding when a person as small as this gets it and become a knitter.
I wont lie, several bottles of Pimms was consumed, after hours.
Ros, a vetaran CB Knitting Teacher, was only ever to be seen surrounded by 1000's of kids.
Lorraine (on the left) is teaching Lucia. I was thrilled to see Lucia and her mother Michelle. Michelle owned the Bonnington Square shop
Heather in pink t-shirt and Angela in black surrounded.
Graham always brings his spinning wheel. Sadly it saw no action this year as we were too busy.
The tent was gorgeous, I think you'll agree. This is the best use of a bird cage I have ever seen. The ceiling of the tent was covered in crocheted doilies.
We took the sheep and asked people to cover it in bits of finger knitting.
Deborah became obsessed with finger knitting.
Nicky, left with pink bandana, lost her voice from all the hard teaching!
just a little ciggie break.
see you next year!!!!