Monday, October 29, 2012

Goat Gear

So, are your scratching your head wondering what Goat Gear is? I would be if I were you. 

Well, last Thursday, Lorna's Laces got the opportunity to dress a bunch of goats for a fashion show put on by Vogue Knitting and World Vision. World Vision is a humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. 

I got up super early and picked up Franklin Habit  and we made our way to the Alex Haley Elementary School. There was an assembly inside and 300 nice warm knits were distributed to the students. It's part of a program called Knit for Kids.

During the assembly, some of us were busy outside readying the goats. This is Doreen Connors from Vogue. She's wrangling a little guy named Roly. Or maybe that's his twin, Poly. 

Here he is again, all dressed up.

You can see mama in the background.

Franklin was busy taking photos of the whole thing. Keep an eye out for an article with his real photos in an upcoming issue of the magazine. He has a much nicer camera and is far more clever than I.

Here's a shot of all the kids wearing their new knits and watching the fashion show.

Afterward they all got to come over and get close to the goats. It was pretty grand to see how excited they were by the animals. It's not every day you see two dozen goats on the streets of Chicago. 

And I got to meet Debbie Macomber. She was delightful.

She did the heavy lifting in the assembly. What a great woman! Her energy is contagious. 

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