Road to the State Fair 2016

It is time for me to get working on my submissions for this year’s MN State Fair competitions. I decided to knit up the Pride and Prejudice Mittens that I designed for an Iron Craft challenge last year. I’ve been dying for an excuse to knit them.
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I’m using Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud lace weight. The colors are gorgeous and really fit the regency period of Jane Austen. The blue is called Hugh and it is a jewel of a heathered, royal blue with greens mixed in. The Daisy is more golden than yellow which adds to that antique look. This yarn is knitting up beautifully on 000/1.5mm needles.
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The peacock design goes around the cuff and takes careful counting of the stitches. I thought I was doing so well and then realized last night that I somehow added and extra stitch about five rows back. Sigh. I could just rip back through five rows, but I feel like the picot edge is a little too wide. It would be better if it was about six stitches less than rest of the cuff. So, I’ll be taking this work apart and starting over. At least, I wasn’t too far in.

Anyone else getting project together for local fairs and county shows?

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One Comment to Road to the State Fair 2016
    • Barb Johnson
    • Your mittens are going to be gorgeous! The colours are so rich. Your question about fair projects, my quilt guild is having a quilt show in October and I am trying to finish all the projects on my design wall. The ones on the bottom of the pile have been on there for at least 7 years. They were on there when we moved six years ago. Most of them are very close to completion though. My resolution this year was to get them done. I usually enter any completed items in the fair. If all goes well I should have a few.

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