I am fairly certain that I will never have a nicer day at the fair! The weather was S P E C T A C U L A R. Could not be better.
My knitting peep, Kim, and I always hit the fair the first day and trot right over to the Creative Activities Building to see how our entries fared. I had high hopes for Kim because she entered an amazing afghan. And there it was in the main case:
We went bonkers!! It was so exciting to see her beautiful blanket festooned with ribbons. It is the Elephants Blanket by Alice Starmore. When we could tear our eyes away from the glory of it all, we saw more:
Right above her afghan was her submarine sweater and above it my Newsom Sweater, both with blue ribbons! Yay! (I don’t think I got a single good picture of my Newsom). Close by was Kim’s adorable Lilleput Sweater, which also walked away with a blue ribbon.
You kind of have to hunt around for everything — the good news is that they included people’s names on all the items that won ribbons!! Really nice addition!
We went around the corner and there was my latest Niebling Doily:
It was displayed so beautifully I was really pleased! It is in the main case with the needlework and quilting.
I also entered a sweater I just finished, Carol Sunday’s Milkweed Pullover (the color in the top two pics is the truest):
My other Carol Sunday entry, Dancing with Bears, also got a blue ribbon:
I entered a slurry of hats and another sweater that received ribbons:
Except for Woodfords, none of these are on Ravelry yet. I will come back and describe them later in more detail. If you try to find my Mother Goose Hat at the fair, good luck! It is so far back it is almost in the next
We were overwhelmed and had to celebrate with fair food. We were devastatingly disappointed in the corn dogs from our “favorite” location, kitty corner from Creative Activities! Mine was cold, with uncooked batter around the dog. Kim’s was only slightly better and not at all up to par! Ugh!!
And the price went up, too! Now $4 (this picture is from several years ago).
After the fair we immediately went to our Thursday Knitting Group. Peep Kathy brought in a baby hat that is crazy adorable — Little Frankie Stein:
I got home exhausted but happy after a wonderful day at the fair.