14 August 2011

Sisterly Shenanigans

Kelli and I had such a fun day yesterday!  I want to start off by saying that this:
was most definitely NOT MACHINE MADE and that every stitch was painstakingly and lovingly done by Miss Kelli, contrary to what anyone else may think, and she was very deserving of the ribbons she received at the Skagit County Fair this year.  So there.

Back to the beginning of the day yesterday......

We entered a few things in this years Evergreen State Fair and boy, do they know how to do things right!  Very organized, welcoming, friendly and encouraging, and we're both really excited to see how we did and to participate in this years Knit-In during the fair.

Then it was off to Kirkland for a shopping spree at Serial Knitter's.  That is a great shop!  We both highly recommend it and if you love Madelinetosh like we do, it's the place to go!  Here's what I came home with:
Tosh Sport in Tern for a sweater

Tosh Merino DK in Wild Mushroom for a capelet
 We met up again later in the evening at the Skagit County Fair to sit, knit and visit:
and to pick up our entries when the fair closed last night.  We both did really well but hope for many more participants next year, and I think we're going to try and get involved and see what we can do to increase entries in the future.  It's a shame that with knitting and fiber arts in general seeing such a boom in interest, that every year there seems to be less and less interest in getting your work out there and trying to encourage more people to try your craft.  We're going to have to work on that!  I'll leave you with some better photos of my entries and how I did.  It was a blast and we really encourage anyone with the slightest interest to check into the fair next year!  It's a super easy process and requires very little time or energy and it is FUN!!!  We would love to walk anyone through the signups next year if they need help.....you know where to find us!    ~ Melissa


  1. Was a great day!

    We've got more fun coming up, can't wait.

    Thanks for the kind words about my vest.

    Your 'laces' were prize worthy!

  2. I think the vest needs to go to Monroe in 2012 so don't wear it and love it to pieces too much before then!

  3. Oh, look at all the ribbons!! So wonderful!!

  4. You are seriously deserving of the ribbons and prizes you've won! (especially that colorwork posted at the beginning)