Knitting at a rate of knots
VAL Dingle started the annual knitting competition at the Mt Perry Show in 2013.
“What you do is just make squares of 25 stitches and 46 rows,” Mrs Dingle said.
“We had the first stitches cast on and ready.
“The first finished gets the prize of a gift voucher from Spotlight.”
The knitters gathered in the bar area after lunch to select wool and needles.
Margaret Jones was the first to finish, with Gayle Blasic and Elsie Daniels purling off not far behind.
“Two or three came in within two or three stitches of each other,” Mrs Dingle said.
“We had seven competitors this year – the same as last year, and 16 the first year.”
Mrs Dingle will use the colourful squares knitted at the show to finish a rug for donation to charity.
Mitchell Cowley (right) and Lawson Staib were carefully supervised by senior axemen.
Val Dingle started the knitting competition in 2013.