Sunday, September 6, 2009

State Fair - part 2 - knitting

The Creative Activity building at the Minnesota State Fair holds the hard work of many people for a few weeks in summer. Our state fair runs for the last 12 days before and including Labor Day. People from all over the state bring their best work in fiber crafts, wood crafts, collections, baking, and many other areas to be judges and enjoyed.

This post includes many of the knitting items. There are SO many items brought in it is impossible to include them all but I wanted to include as many as possible in this post to celebrate the creativity of the knitters around our state.

If you live in the Twin Cities area the Knitters Guild holds their meeting Sept 15th at 7:00-9:00pm. This meeting will be a celebration of all the members who entered items in the fair. They will bring them for a show and tell. Guests are welcome and I plan to be there if work allows. I'm very excited to see many of these knit items without a piece of glass between them and me!

Sorry, some of the pics have major glass glare. When you first walk into the building the winning items are in the first display. That means they also get the bright light hitting their glass. Teh sweaters are beautiful but I couldn't control the glare.

There was a special Bohus event at the Swedish Museum this year so they included a Bohus display at the fair. The fair isn't only about looking at pretty things its also about educating people.

Here's a pic of one of the many display cabinets. Row upon row of garments, mittens, hats, afghans... it boggles the mind!

Congratulations to all the knitters who made wonderful items and entered them - and a special congrats to all the winners.
Next post will be pictures of some of the other crafts entered into the fair. Until then - enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

1 comment:

Red Hat Knitter said...

Thanks, Jill, for the pictures. I almost feel like I was there, minus all the people!