Bonnie George holds her first-prize shawl made from Jamison yarn in the linen stitch. Photos by Danielle Zerbonne
It was standing room only at the Clark House in Vineyard Haven last Saturday, for the second annual Knitting Show sponsored by the inn and the Heath Hen Quilt Shop. Knitters entered their creative pieces in the show and ribbons were awarded in several categories, including sweaters, shawls, felting, young adult knitters, scarves, and knitted decorations.
A work of art, this afghan won the Best in Show award.
So many people showed up for the Knitting With Beads class that instructor Jessica Oas had to teach two sessions. Ms. Oas is a representative of Westminster Fibers in Nashua, N.H. She had a very busy day, between teaching her classes and answering knitting questions.
Bonnie George, who took first prize with a linen stitch shawl, said, "People always think of the winter here as dreary, but if you have a project going it really helps. A ball of yarn and some knitting needles can be a great friend. And you have something when you're finished."
Lisa Rusche, owner of the Clark House, and co-host Lynn Benson, owner of the Heath Hen Quilt Shop, were thrilled with the large turnout and also with the quality of work entered in competition. The two women have already set the date of Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 for next year's show. Get knitting so you can enter your work next year.