Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A fair affair

Years ago, when my brother and I were kids, Mom was a stay-at-home Mom, and we lived in the country. An idyllic little spot, surrounded by farm fields and forests. And fall fairs...

You all know Mom is the crafty type... not just knitting, but quilting, and baking and canning and more. So every year, she'd enter her works and goodies in the local fairs, and so would would my brother and I. Between the three of us, we came home with a goodly share of ribbons and a modest chunk of prize money.

I'm not sure what got me thinking about it... but I decided to look up the local fair's entry book for this year.
After a quick flip through, I found 15 categories I'd like to try to enter under. I have a few things done, or close to being done...
 Like Fairies Wear Boots for the Boot Cuff category
Port Credit will be done soon ,so I can tuck them away for the sock category.
My lovely Aeolian was knit a few years back, but it's never been used. A good wash and blocking and it should be ready for the shawl category.
The cardigan category may be just the thing I need to get me revved up about the Empire Line Cardigan again. (just one front and two sleeves left)

Of course, there's lots of things I'll need to start fresh.
 Old Shale Cardigan would make a nice entry for one of the baby cardigan... I'm thinking it would be just lovely in a Dove grey House Cat with pretty pearl buttons.
 And Chouette with some matching mitts will be a quick knit for the child's hat/mitt category.

Even with some things already knit, 15 categories in four month may be a bit ambitious... but I do love a deadline, and I think it will be fun to see how much I can get done in time! Are you ready for the ride?

12 comments:

Araignee said...

Yep!!!!! This should be good....

D. Kissinger said...

I am indeed! Knit, girl, KNIT!

Delighted Hands said...

What fun! We will look forward to winning the ribbons vicariously with you!

Vera said...

This is going to be fun! Glad it's you and not me...LOL

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Heck yeah! I have every faith you will get it all done in time too!

Monika said...

That Baby Cardigan is adorable! Good luck with your projects.

Cat Lover said...

Oh Valerie, I can't wait to see all the things you enter. And all the ribbons you will win too. Your knitted stuff is so beautiful!
Have a good day!
Robin

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Oh, how fun! That owl hat, well, let's just I would really love to have one. Best of luck!

kathy b said...

Oh you must enter them all!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Yes you DO love a deadline! I've never been to the Ancaster fair, but I might have to add it to my calendar this year. Good luck with your entries!

Mereknits said...

I think you are going to win first place in all the events. Good luck!

Jocelyn said...

Wow! Good for you - I bet you'll make a sweep of it. I just went to our fair, and wished (again, as I do every year) that I'd been organized to enter at least one thing!