The Knit ‘n’ Caboodle road show didn’t have far to travel yesterday – about half a mile to be exact. The garden of the village pub, the Rose and Crown, was transformed into Tiltonbury – a day of live music, good food, entertainment and activities.
Tiltonbury may be a small local festival but that didn’t prevent us experiencing typical festival weather. Ok, so we didn’t have the mud but we had lashings of rain and wind. And it was so cold – I’d initially decided to don my festival hat for a laugh but then I kept it on just to keep my head warm!
We got into the festival spirit with our stall sign reminding everyone that ‘knitting is the new rock ‘n’ roll’ and the weather helped boost sales of yarns for hats, scarves and fingerless mitts – ideal for anyonw who is trying to play an instrument outdoors in what felt like sub-zero temperatures.
Eventually the weather got the better of me and I had to pack up the stall to prevent the yarns getting wet. It didn’t put off the festival participants, though, and the music carried on well into the night. All in all a fantastic day but it would be good if we could book sunshine for next year!