Saturday was the annual Knit Michigan cancer fundraising effort in Bloomfield Hills, MI. It is always exciting to see so many knitter's gathered, especially for a good cause. There was an informal fashion show for the public that were not involved as marathoners. The featured knits were inspiring and had many flocking to the sales booths to get started on their own version of what was being modeled. I helped arrange the show, and even got to model. This was good, since the things that I tried on gave me ideas for what I should knit and own! It was equally fun to see the knitted creations being passively modeled by their owners who wore their goods to the event.
My big scores were a wonderful knitting bag for walking and knitting that is bright red and features sushi images and TWO sample sweaters that were auctioned off. These samples were hand knit in Ireland, one is made from Kimono Angora (soooo soft) and the other is Knitting Fever's brown chunky wool with bits of color shot through. Pictures will help and will follow soon.
If you have not attended this event, keep this time of year in mind and check out the website. Go for the day or for a few hours, the vendors, contests and camaraderie make it worth it. And to think that all this fun benefits so many through our support of local cancer treatment and research centers! Yeah Knitters!!!!!
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