Here they are wielding scissors with enthusiasm. Note the broomhandles, I mean knitting needles, in that pic,too. Then we cast on about eight giant stitches and proceeded to knit garter stitch for a few rows before exhaustion overtook their yarny arms.
Closeup of their feat. It takes a lot of room to do this kind of knitting, what with swinging the needles around. I think it's more of a spectator sport for the Festival, than an actual participatory one...I can see it now, people being swept off their feet by the knitter changing rows.
Elton the musician commented that this reminded him of those Swiss horn players in the mountains.
But, as you see, there's practically nothing you can't knit with. And no idea that's too far out to consider for our Festival.