Where I live in PA, street fairs and farm shows are HUGE in the fall. Streets are filled with rides, food, and throngs of people. Parks are converted into tent cities full of animals, goods, and curiosities. It’s a fun time.
One aspect of the farm show/fair idea is the competitions. People can enter anything from canned goods and pies, to photography and crafts, into their proper categories, of course. I used to enter a lot of photography, but since I went pro, I can’t. BUT, I can enter in some knitting.
I’m working on a shawl based off of the 55 Shells pattern by Frankie Brown on Ravelry. I’m using 100 percent alpaca DK weight yarn and it feels beautiful. I think I have 21 shells knit by now.
I know I’m going to get blown out of the water, but I just basically want to show off some work and see how I stack up against the heavy guns who enter. Farm shows are a big deal around here.
Shown here are examples of some of the shells I have knit. They are so soft to touch. Alpaca is definitely one of my favorite fibers to work with.
Fair season is right around the corner. Wish me luck!