Sunny Day Celebrations

Hello All

Beautiful weather this weekend and how smashing that is ‘cos it’s Mintfest! and what’s more a Mintfest dedicated to our lovely friend Linda with whom we shared a passion for all things woolly. Even the programme bore testament to her love of knitting.

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Inside the cover a thoughtful dedication reminded us of how devoted she was to this wacky street art festival.

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I spent Saturday scouting out the hiding places of the little Frickels

and being distracted by street performances – don’t even ask about the Poo Monster … terrifying! – and clever ideas. These jolly decorated cones protected a small army of children who were colouring in the chalk outlines of a pretty spreading garland to create a colourful pavement.

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But the best was yet to come. On Sunday I was totally wowed by the full display of Fricklettes (thanks to SGi for that name!) at the top of Finkle Street in the ‘Birdcage’.

there were sooooo many of these cute little pigs

I can’t imagine how long this took LSi and her little team of Homespun volunteers. I hope they are proud of themselves it looked wonderful. Even the posts and benches had been yarn bombed.

There was a comfy sofa, chairs and a table weighed down with wool for people to drop in and take up some knitting or other wool crafts. All this, brilliant sunshine and a lively band “The Vicars of Skiffle” – who we were reliably informed knitted their own jumpers – made for an amazing and memorable tribute. BIG thanks LSi and the woolly community of Kendal!!!!!

Mintfest is now taking a year off. Luckily Mintfest 2014 was so sunnily successful that it has left us with many happy images to keep us going until 2016.

 

Until next we meet. Moke x

4 comments on “Sunny Day Celebrations

  1. Sounds like a great day! 🙂 ❤ ❤

  2. Moke says:

    I was bowled over….Moke xx

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