It’s creeping up on State Fair time here in Minnesota. Once again I will be entering a pair of mittens in the colorwork mitten category. The difference is this year I am not knitting like crazy up until the last minute. Knitting a pair of mittens every month this year has given me a selection of completed mittens to chose from. I am going with my Newgrange Mittens.
I think the design is elaborate enough, the gauge is small enough and the quality of the knitting is good enough to make these a contender.
You might remember two years ago I took second place with my Flying Pig Mittens. I was really proud of these, but knew there were a few mistakes, so I was happy to take second.
Then last year I entered my Retro Goldy Gopher Mittens. I thought I had a good chance with the Minnesota theme, but didn’t get any ribbons. The judges said it was because the thumb was too small and really they were right.
I do enjoy entering something in the Fair. It is not like there is much of a prize, I think first place gets $8, but it is fun to feel a part of it and I get such a kick seeing my mittens on display there. Have you or are you planning on entering anything in a state or county fair? How have you done? Wish me luck!
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