Monday, August 16, 2010
Countdown to the Fair
I am taking my traditional mid-August week off to prep for the Great Allentown Fair.
Lots of entries. I am photographing as they are washed and blocked and stowed in the handy dandy Rubbermaid transport tote.
Eyes left: Knitting Pure and Simple pattern, Bernat Soy yarn. This one is for me. I avoided blocking until this week so that I wouldn't be tempted to wear it.
Next up, a real stretch. The entry category is "Mr. or Mrs. Snowman-other" It's a dishcloth. Held at an angle.
We shall see how creaive the judges are feeling.
Another stretch. Category: Tote Bag-other (as opposed to "canvas"). Felted wool (Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Chunky). Sorta FSU colors. It will be a gift for the dear Daughter In Law.
Pattern is from one of the One-Skein Wonders books.
Took more than 1 skein, but then, I made it bigger than the pattern suggested. (They are just suggestions aren't they?)
Felted pot holder Can't remember where I found the pattern.
Yarn is Gjestal Naturgarn that I have had for years. (I have bags and bags of this stuff intending to make many Lopi sweaters. . . Mostly, it's becoming mittens and potholders and such.)
Last up in this batch, still drying: Doily 12"-24"-knit.
Another pattern from the One Skein Wonders, though this one is a "Ring Bearer's Pillow" (we are not in need of such things).
It is supposed to have beads strung between the picots. The jury's still out on that one though I do have the beads and thread and beading needle.
I've been posting some of my entries as I finished them. There will be more.
But now, back to the knitting!
Labels: fair entries
I LOVE the tote bag! Very cute, but I think blue and white would have been the way to go :-). But that may just have been all that PSU growing up, speaking up.Post a Comment