The Arachne Spinning Guild of Door County took over running the event with Chris Vuco acting as emcee. Thanks to my spinning guild for taking this on and still gathering a team together to participate on the racecourse. A total of eleven teams participated this year! You can see the energy the winning team had as they got ready for the race.
Winning Team, left to right: Aviva Cantor,
Kirsti Johanson, Caitlin Brecklin, and Renata Hornik
This Walk & Knit event was inspired by a similar team-relay race that takes place in Estonia, known there as Käi ja Koo. Winning is based on rankings in the following criteria: fastest speed of walking, highest number of stitches completed, and lowest number of errors.
Some people think of a knitter as the stereotypical grandmother sitting in a rocking chair, but this event shows that knitting is also for active people. You know you're watching a sporting event when you see team huddles and team T-shirts.
Well, I hated to miss the second annual Wisconsin event, but I did talk up the Walk & Knit event when I was at Fiber College of Maine and it looks like the Käi ja Koo could make an appearance on the East Coast next year!
I'm spreading the word!