Today I heard a sad tale. Earlier this month, one of the stand holders at the Dublin Knitting and Stitching Show had her handbag stolen at the end of the Show. I understand the theft happened as we were all scrambling to dismantle our stands and get things out to our vehicles. Of course the theft was annoying and inconvenient and it resulted in the loss not only of cash but also of credit cards, passport etc. It is particularly sad as not only were personal items stolen but also money that the person had been raising for Breast Cancer. Oh dear. We all know we have to be careful at these shows and exhibitions and this serves as an extra alert to be ever vigilant and to take care. There are some pretty unscrupulous people amongst us.
Knitting with the big needles made from drain pipes – this was the project where the fund raising was taking place
View of a rug knit on the drain pipe needles – the knitting materials are approx. 3″ wide waste strips (I would have loved to source these waste strips to make a braided rug.)
Balcony view of the Knitting and Stitching Show.
Display of the Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers at the Knitting and Stitching Show – far from the scene of the theft