If you knitted at the county fair with us last year, you know how much fun it was to share the joy of knitting with people of all ages, skills, and walks of life. If you weren’t able to be there last year, why not give it a try this time? People are amazingly responsive and interested, not to mention impressed with your efforts. Often they have stories to tell about the knitters/knitting in their own life. Plus, you get free admission to the fair and free parking for each day you participate, so it’s a good opportunity to knit for a few hours and see the fair before or after. The fair people provide us with a big round table and chairs in the Home Arts Building, and it’s up to each person to bring whatever they want: baskets of different kinds of yarn, finished projects, knitting magazines, current works-in-progress, perhaps a started sample that the public can learn to knit on. We also have fliers on the guild and our meeting times available … last year’s fair resulted in a number of new people at our meetings.
The Santa Cruz County Fair runs from Tuesday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, September 20. It is held at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville. Hours are Tuesday, noon to 10 p.m., and Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Please sign up for at least a two-hour block and if you have a friend you want to knit with at the same time, add their name as well.
A sign up sheet will be available at the August day and evening meeting and at the September evening meeting. If you can’t come to either, and want to knit at the fair, call Kathy Kreiger at 831 426-1138 to be added to the list.