As you may remember from last year, I am a HUGE fall fair fan. I just kind of love everything about them, a quality which has baffled a lot of my friends lately. But seriously, what's NOT to love about them? Crisp weather (hopefully), adorable animals of all kinds, deep fried foods, farmer's marketey produce and products, a midway, and exhibits full of hand made entries! I love love love fall fairs :)
Last year was the first year I entered things I had made into the fair since I was a kid, and it was definitely as fun as I remembered! I even won some ribbons, which was delightful.
A few days ago, I dropped off my entry form for this year's fair. Eeeee! Not the actual entries yet, those don't need to go in until shortly before the fair in a few weeks.
So, based on those only slightly cryptic categories, can you guess what I'm entering? (You don't actually have to guess... I'm going to tell you because EXCITEMENT!)
First, a plain sweater, which can only have garter, stockinette, and ribbing. Remember this guy?
Plain! And cozy :)
Next, a sweater with "fancy stitching"!
Basically, there are 3 categories of sweater - plain, fancy, and traditional aran. Even though this sweater has aran elements, I don't think it's a "traditional" aran. Hence, fancy stitching! I'm really really proud of this sweater, so I hope the judges like it.
The third entry is a baby's blanket. I'm entering this happy thing!
I know the difficulty level is very low, since it's all garter stitch, but I love the colours, so I'm going to enter it :)
Last thing! MITTENS! I'm entering these softie cabley beauties.
That's it! I still have a few weeks to wait until the actual fair, but I'm really looking forward o it already. Are you entering anything in your local fair? If you never have, DEFINITELY consider it! It's really fun, and helps to support agricultural fairs so they can continue to exist. Yay fairs!