Thursday, 9 August 2007

Innocent Summer Fete

At the weekend we were lucky enough to be invited along to The Innocent Summer fete in the Park.

Those lovely smoothie people asked for Rowan consultants to come along and encourage fete goers to learn to knit one of the cute little bottle caps. For each cap knitted and donated to innocent they will donate a wopping 50p to Age concern. That’s a pretty hefty donation considering they only take minutes to knit.

Thankfully the weather was glorious and attendance was huge. At one point we couldn’t see across the marquee for knitters, maybe encouraged by the free gin shots and Yorkshire tea and biscuits! We found that we were inundated with knitters of every age, colour, sex and size!
As the weekend wore on the little hats got more inventive. There were animal faces, flowers, cacti, even Father Christmas made an appearance.

We left weary and slightly crispy pink on Sunday evening safe in the knowledge that we had spread the knitting word. Who knows, maybe the next step will be music festivals. Watch out Reading…here we come!

For more info about Innocent and their little hats have a look at: