Inspiration: Hippies

This weekend is the Freemont Solstice Fair.  It’s where all the hippies and weirdos in Seattle (and there are a lot of them) get together and put on a fantastical parade and street fair.  There’s music, dancing, crazy costumes, giant puppets, and naked people on bikes.  (I try to keep this blog PG, or at least PG-13, but if you want to see the naked bikers, do a quick search for “Freemont Parade.”  They all wear crazy body paint, which is actually pretty cool.)

The parade is super impressive.  Motorized floats and advertising are not allowed, so everyone who participates is doing so because they love the Solstice Festival, and they love making things.

There’s the giant Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Fremont_Solstice_Parade_2011_-_166[1]People make entire outfits, floats and puppets made out of recycled materials.

3648639306_d9c4e0fa64_z[1]And this person with his (her?) amazing sun mask.7391886998_7c14613abb_z[1]I’m planning on getting into the Solstice mood with a little hippie-inspired knitting.

Festival Shawl by Lyn Robinson

Green_Belle_of_the_Ball_2_medium2[1]Dharma Bum Cropped Festival Top by Mama Pacha

ewf2_medium2[1]Summer Girl – knitted headband by Monika Sirna

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