And we did have fun! It was a great night of brass bands, German singing, beer gardens, market stalls, Bratwurst and sauerkraut, kids rides, a lantern parade and a 20th anniversary fireworks display to top it off.
As I was an organiser and busy on the night, of course, I got next to useless photos. So there are no photos for me to post of my little one singing Mein Gott Ist So Gross (My God Is So Big) or Legoman dancing the maypole. Totally horrifying for him, I can tell you! Heaven forbid, he had to skip! And hold a ribbon! The only consolation, he said, was that at least his ribbon was navy blue. So it can always be worse.
As part of the leadup to Laternenfest, our community decorate hay bales. And there was some magnificent hay bale art this year. This was my favourite:
Some other great examples:
There were so many great hay bales - snowman, angel, maypole, vintage caravan, ladybug, cockatoo - google Tarrington Laternenfest and you can see them all!
After sharing the wonderful creativity of my local community, this is some of what I have been working on - the Nativity for the school and church.
We have been using Knit The Nativity by Jan Messent.
I am on shepherds! This is the first one, the kneeling shepherd.
His headband is a bit wonky and I think I will add some ears to the sheep (don't you agree it needs some?) But other than that, he turned out well. Now I need to do two standing ones, quick smart!
Now that is all over on to Christmas knitting!
Linking with Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm Craft On.