I did not get to the State Fair this year

We were out of town, visiting in-laws, during the week of the MN State Fair. I’d tentatively planned to go on Labor Day Monday, the day of our return flight, but weather delays and children cranky from being trapped in an airplane put an end to that idea.

Luckily, I am connected enough to MN Knitterati that I was able to call on someone who was going to the fair to take a few snaps for me.


Photos taken by Laura and used with permission.

I was eager to get some photos because my Artichaut shawl won a special award from the Northern Lights Handspinners Guild! If I understand it correctly, all handknit articles (from 46 categories) are pooled and the handspun pieces are culled from this meta-group and placed in their own category. For all I know, I may have won because my entry was the only one that qualified, LOL.

I’m excited about the win and humbled by the recognition. The State Fair staff will be mailing my article back to me soon, with comments from the judge(s). Looking forward to seeing that and hearing about how I can improve.

7 thoughts on “I did not get to the State Fair this year

  1. What an astonishingly lovely piece! You are a wonder. (btw, I just finished a pair of socks from the same yarn as the ones in the upper right of the photo. But mine are better πŸ˜‰ — because they are mine.)

  2. Congratulations! We got to the Fair on one of those ghastly-hot days, so we did a minimum of walking around and never got to Creative Activities to see your and Barb S’s handiwork or my friend Caitlin’s entry in Fine Arts. πŸ™ I guess you’ll just have to do it again another year!

  3. Hello

    Congratulations! πŸ™‚

    I would like to thank you for your blog. It took me at least a full year to finally found the details about the Starflower Estonian lace on Google and I was ecstatic when I found it on your blog! But I have a problem with it… I found nowhere to contact you though so I was wondering if / where I can ask you the question(s) I need answered as the comment on the subject has been closed?

    I thank you in advance
    Andrea

  4. I’m a fiber-arts judge somewhere else, and often, on well-made items, there are no comments on how to improve techniques. There are no comments because there are no techniques that want improving. Well done is well done. And perhaps even more important, judges and other groups do not have to award the Grand super-duper prizes, because not all top blue-ribbon items deserve the awards. Obviously, your work was deserving.
    Congratulations, enjoy your success. Hope you continue to share your journey making and improving “home-made, hand-made.”

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