This year I submitted four items, a sweater, a holiday stocking, a lace shawl, and a hat. The sweater and the hat won second place ribbons. The shawl and the stocking won first place ribbons.
As ever, my aversion to crowds dissuaded me from checking out my competition. Although while I was waiting in line to submit my entries, I ran into Amy, formerly of Selma’s yarn shop which used to be in Southbury. She had two pairs of ‘Magnificent Mittens’ from the Anna Zilboorg book. It was nice to see her again and I asked for her email address. I’m just glad I didn’t submit anything in the mitten/glove category.
Daughter #2 went to the fair on Friday night and said she has never looked in the needlework tent - this was her first time. She said she expected there to be many more knitted objects than there were. I’m thinking that I may have to start a knit along group to incite competition. All knitted objects have to be created in the 12 months preceding that year’s fair which makes today ‘Preparing for the Bridgewater Fair’ day #1!