For the past 23 years my parents have been volunteering their time at Deutsch Country Days at Luxenhaus Farm in Marthasville, Missouri. Every year, a German heritage festival is held at the huge farm, complete with authentic food and vendors. My sister and I have been active in participating as well. All through our school years we would dress up and help out in some way- either helping serve kettle beef and german potatoes or picking up trash, but this year was by far the best. My sister was invited to have her very own booth where she and I demonstrated spinning wool from our sheep and then knitting the spun yarn. I worked very hard on a cowl that I am determined to finish by the first snow fall!
Here you can see her booth and all the pretty wool that she has collected, spun and dyed.
It truly is fascinating seeing the people's faces light up when they are told of the LONG process of making a sweater. Some people have no idea whatsoever the beginning processes of knits.
I am extremely proud and blessed to be part of such an involved, self-sustained family.