Fall Fair Season Revisted

I’m getting ready for fall and am ready for fall.  That means pumpkins, my birthday, and crisp, cool weather.  Though I will sadly miss summer, fall is great time to celebrate the fruits of the previous season, be they actually fruit or the proverbial kind.
I have given some thought to my previous ambitions to enter in the local town fair next week, and I have decided against entering my knitting for the following reasons:
  1. I am sick and tired of knitting those shells.  I felt obligated to do them, and there seemed to be no end in sight.  Maybe I will pick them back up again one day, but I’m shelled-out.
  2. I’ll be WAY out of my league.  People enter things like intricate lace and outrageous Fair Isle.  I haven’t even hit those realms yet. 
  3. I have a photography job on the day people are supposed to pick their item up.
I think those are three good reasons, I suppose.  Maybe it’s my own lack of self-confidence, I don’t know.  My DH suggested we go and check out what people have entered this year so I can get a better idea as to what people actually enter.  I think that is wise.  I’ll get the scope of things and then plan accordingly for next year. 
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6 thoughts on “Fall Fair Season Revisted

  1. I have entered items in that fair for years. Some were more complicated than others. Here's an odd fact. The woman who has judged this event in the past spoke at our guild. She is not a knitter!

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  2. That's wild that the judge isn't a knitter. I don't know how I feel about that, too. I would prefer a judge to have a good working knowledge of the craft. Ah, well. 🙂 Good luck to you if you are entering this year!

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  3. Well, back from the crowds. My child's cardigan won third and the shawl won second. The cardigan was pretty straight forward but the shawl was a Laura Nelkin design, Winterlude. It was pretty intricate with a beaded I-cord bind off. The winning shawl hand a very unusual border. I thought there were fewer items entered.

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