Pollyanna Goes to the Fair

Hi, Anna-Liza here. ‘Sup babettes?

Last year, my Australian knitting buddy (AKB, not to be confused with SAKB, my South African knitting buddy) went to the Boulder County Fair, and was disappointed with how few entries there were in the knitting category. She started an understated campaign to get more people to enter. And she succeeded. Four of us in our knitting group entered stuff in the 2010 BoCo Fair. For future reference, we call our knitting group the (Mostly) Harmless Knitters, or MHKs for short.

All of us won something.

  • CKB (Canadian knitting buddy – I’m going to have to come up with better nicknames) won a 3rd place ribbon in items taking more than 45 hours to knit and a 2nd place ribbon in lace knitting
  • AKB won 3rd place in items taking more than 45 hours to knit
  • SAKB won 2nd place in hats, 1st place in items taking more than 45 hours to knit, and also was awarded the Champion ribbon in knitting. (She also won a 1st and 2nd place ribbon and the Championship in baking. She wins the Domestic Goddess award in the (M)HKs).
  • I won 2nd place in lace knitting and both 3rd and 1st place in shaped knitting. That last category included socks and a sweater, so I guess “shaped knitting” is a reasonable title.

 (Mostly) Harmless Knitters RULE! I don’t have pics of all the entries, but I have mine …

Eris pullover*, 3rd place shaped knitting (and CKB’s 2nd place lace scarf);

Traveling Woman shawl, 2nd place lace knitting;


Pomatomus socks, 1st place shaped knitting.

Now, we’ll just have to see what we can do next year!

*Apparently Jenna’s site has been having problems, and her patterns aren’t back up yet – that’s where I got Eris, and she’s also the designer of the famous Rogue hoodie. Anyway, I’m leaving the link so, when she’s got her pattern sale page back up, you’ll be able to find it easily.


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