The State Fair starts tomorrow.
In a moment of insanity, I submitted two items for the needlework competition.
It's a real show-stopper and I'll be surprised if I don't get at least an honorable mention.
I finished knitting it in the spring and have enjoyed wearing it this summer.
When I first finished it the fit was a little snug, but the yarn has really softened up with washing and the fit is great now.
For the weaving category I submitted the scarf I wove during my first class using Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn.
It looks pretty good for a second weaving project, which the judges won't know. Really, the yarn is the selling point for this scarf.
I'm not sure why I decided to be brave and submit items to the fair. I've never done it, or thought about doing it, in the past.
Maybe it's because the fairgrounds are right here in town. I don't think I've ever lived so close to one before.
What the heck! Right?
Monday was the day to drop off items for the Needlework category. It was a foggy morning. The rides looked strange in the fog, but it was exciting to see the fair taking shape.
When I was driving by the fairgrounds earlier this week (it is located near the grocery store) I saw a trailer that implied there would be pig races.
I want to see the "Fastest Swine Off the Line"!
We'll also need to eat fried food and vote for my items for the Fan Favorite.
The Fair ends Aug 16. I suppose that's when winners will be announced.