Saturday, August 15, 2015

Fair Update

Here's a small update from the fair. I entered 12 items (some knit and some crochet). All items received a first place ribbon and the baby blanket received a Reserve Grand Champion which is soooooo exciting. I cannot wait to get everything home so I can hang the ribbons up in my craft room. I'm already planning next years entries. I would really love to win a Grand Champion ribbon some day.

Anyways, I will take better photos of everything tomorrow. Have a great weekend everyone!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

County Fair Prep

My local County Fair is coming up this next week and I am so excited/nervous. I haven't entered anything since 2009. I did quite well considering I started the shawl a couple of days before the fair and finished it minutes before it had to be dropped off.

I'm also entering a shawl this year in a similar color scheme (What can I say? I love that color combo.). It's the South Bay Shawlette by Lion Brand. I did decide to make it larger because I already have a few shawlette/scarves that I wear when it's cool out. I am SOOOOO happy with how it turned out. I hope it will do well.

I also made a baby blanket (in a matter of a few days literally). It was fun. I wanted to finish a large project so bad I just couldn't put it down. I'll be curious to see what it gets at the fair.

On top of all of the projects I've been working on for the fair (the two above are the largest) I've also been trying to get over a cold. Started out of no where early Sunday (July 26th) morning and it's still going although it's not as bad as it was. I had a fever for a full day and for a few days I could hardly get myself off of the couch. So thankful I'm past that part of it.

Well, I need to get busy on one of the last things I want to enter into the fair so I will see you guys here again in the next week or so when I will be giving you an update on my fair entries.

Happy knitting and Crocheting!!

Julee (aka CroJulee on Ravelry and Instagram)