You know, mom anytime she visits she picks up a crochet or needles of mine, yarn, I like having her use my stash since it feels fair. I had been using hers since I was small, now it is her time. So she is using all these old hooks I got from this giant batch off ebay, some daughter sold her mom's needlecraft boxes after her mom deceased. It was peanuts, and I like it gets passed on generations. In reverse, too.
(just wish the airport security guys understood this, my needles were from the same person)
The festival is amazing. It is still open today. We trucked ourselves all the way there, but were really happy. The workshops are great, everything is really well organized. The instruments to buy really high quality. A good pre-xmas market. We got excited about spinning and felting, so got equipped with some cheap, simple things, raw wool. It is for everybody, guys were there, too. My kid made huge soap bubbles, played with sheep and local kids, and knitted. It is art. It is good to make time for it.