Happy Saturday Everyone,
Sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to this, but sometimes life gets in the way. I am off to do a class this morning, but had some time to add more pictures from the Knit/Crochet Event at the Mall of America.
The Fashion Show, as always, was the highlight of the event. The fashions were gorgeous, and there was a segment that showed a whole group of garments in both knit and crochet. The same fashions were done in a knitted version and a crocheted version, which I thought was just great. There was also a group of fashions that combined knitting and crochet in the same garment, which I love to do. I am so happy that more of this is going on now. There was a bridal gown and a bridesmaid dress, that drew loud applause from the crowd, and so many other great fashions. I believe the bridal gown combined knitted panels with crochet panels.
The people were in their seats for the fashion show, literally hours before it started, so I did not have a very advantageous seat for getting good photos.
Evie Rosen was honored for her work in founding Warm up America, and Minnesota was honored for being the state that donated the most preemie caps for the Caps to the Capital project.
The Fastest Knitter and Fastest Crocheter contests are always fun. There was a big age range in the entrants, from a 13 year old on up. Lisa Gentry won both contests, but she gave her prize to the 13 year old, who was a runner up.
Great fun all around. If you ever have the opportunity to get to one of these events do go. It is so great to meet so many people, with a passion for knitting and crocheting. It is also wonderful to see so many people wearing their creations. Its like the crowd is a fashion show in itself.
Have a great weekend everyone. Next time I'll try to have photos of my crocheted felted bag, and tell you about my experiences with both the knitted version and the crocheted version.