The Käi ja Koo, or Walk and Knit Contest, took place at the Heimtali Craft Fair on Saturday, 18 May, with sunny, unseasonably warm weather. I was not on the winning team, but was happy to participate in the event. There were a total of 6 teams so the event began with a semifinal round and moved on to a final round. Here I am with my three Estonian teammates.
And adorned with my official race number.
I even made the news in Estonia – at least in an article posted by Lossi Gild, the guild that sponsored the event. Here's what they said about me (maybe someone will translate this so I know if it's good or bad): "Rahvusvahelise mõõtme andis võistlusele ameeriklanna Mary Germaini osalemine." Here is a link to the entire article by Lossi Gild (in Estonian):
I thoroughly enjoyed my Käi ja Koo experience and made new friends! Here are the winners of this year's sporting event. I'm not sure what speeds were reached or how many stitches were knit, but we certainly had fun and cheered a lot.
Anu Pink, Siiri Reimann, Anu Kabur, and Mai Meriste