Oh, joy! We’re all going to the state fair. This is going to be great. I can smell the funnel cakes already.
General Ginger has already dug into her state fair’s rules and has found them thoroughly confusing.
Margaret has unearthed a new duct tape category at the Virginia state fair and is contemplating whether you can knit duct tape. We, of course, encourage this.
Susan has already swooned in a reverie about her 1967 triumph in the categories of Lazy Daisy Cake (need to Google this) and her prize-winning Twiggyesque dress. We will need to see photos of these.
There’s a whole group of alumna of the Dupage County Fair in Illinois who make it sound like the Dupage County Fair was a life-altering experience. (Susan M., Ruth, Donna, Carma–can we get some kind of reunion going?)
And The Knitting Doctor Lorette gives us something to chew on with her You Are There coverage of the knitting competition at last year’s Puyallup Washington State Fair.
It has been suggested that a button be created in honor of Blue Ribbon Knitting. I’m feeling very tender about Wilbur and Charlotte these days, so here’s one:
Anybody wanting to make a Blue Ribbon Knitting button is encouraged to do so. And if you’re thinking about knitting for a state fair, lemme know.
Kay, with your Nebraska heritage, I can’t wait to see what you’re going to make. I’m thinking hard at the moment.