Defending the Title
Posted by thedarwinexception on July 18, 2008
So in my zeal to finish the fair projects, I completely overlooked the whole “application process”. I knew that items had to be at the fairgrounds ON the 29th of July. I had forgotten that applications had to be handed in TODAY. So guess what I’m doing today? Yup, going to the fairgrounds to turn in my application. Which also means I have to be realistic about what I can finish by the 29th and have entered.
But, one thing that will DEFINITELY be entered is the “3 piece layette”. I’m done the sweater and the bonnet! YEAH! I’m now finishing up the booties. I love and adore this sweater – I really do. I think it’s absolutely gorgeous. If this doesn’t win “Most Beautiful Layette” I don’t even care. Because I think it’s stunning. The color is so awesome. I hope Val likes it – because this is going to her new baby girl, for sure. And only adding to the specialness of the sweater is that I used my most beloved Baby ULL yarn on it, that one of my special friends in here bought me for my birthday last year. This is 100% wool yarn, very soft and luxurious. But I would want nothing less for Val’s new baby. No ghetto knitting Red Heart scratchy acrylic for her!
But here is the sweater and the bonnet. What do you think? Is this a winner? Is it “Most Beautiful Knitted Layette?”
So – on the application I am entering “Three Piece Layette – Knitted” – “Infants sleepwear – Sewn” (this will be one of the sleeper sacques) – “Booties – Knitted” – This is going to be a pair of Baby Uggs, made with a suede yarn. And “Sweater – Knitted” – I think this will be the other sweater set I made – the variegated white and pastel one.
I wish I had time to make an Afghan – but I don’t think I do. Maybe I’ll make one, anyway, and just raffle it off in here for a Christmas present. I also wish I had time to make a set of Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls – because I want to make a set of those for Val’s baby, too. I’ll make them for the baby – but it won’t be in time to enter them for the fair.
Next year I should start earlier, right? Remind me, would you?