Road to the State Fair ’13

Oh my gosh, it is less than a month to the Minnesota State Fair and of course, I’m sprinting to finish my entry. I am entering the colorwork mittens category again and once again using my own design.
Road to the State Fair '13
You may recognize the Goldy Gopher face I designed for my cousin Andy’s mittens last fall. I switched the colors from the original so Goldy is actually gold and made the “M” on the hat a little closer to the University of Minnesota “M”.
Road to the State Fair '13
The palm of the mitten feature the Minnesota “M” and work over to the other side slightly.
Road to the State Fair '13
The cuff says “Ski-U-Mah,” a slogan used at the U since 1884. I’m hoping the local twist wins me some extra love from the judges, plus the mascot of the fair is also a gopher.

I still need to figure out what I’m going to do on the thumb if anything and it all needs a good blocking. Oh yeah, I also need to knit the second mitten. Ok, going to pick up my needles now!

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3 Comments to Road to the State Fair ’13
    • Ros
    • Wow, those are great! I bet they love the local theme and the gopher design.

      This year, I entered five categories in the County Show. The two I thought I had least chance with were the only ones to win prizes! Which just shows, you can never predict the judge’s decisions.

    • Jusa
    • Great job. Not being local, the significance of the design goes over my head, but I’m impressed by how intricate the design is and how well executed it is. Good luck.

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