Posted in News by Rebecca Ganzel Thompson on Sep 3rd, 2007
To outsiders, entering a hand-knitted item in the Minnesota State Fair competition sounds quaint—a cozy throwback to a simpler time. But if you've ever stood in line outside the Creative Activities building the week before the fair opens, balancing an oversized bag on one wrist, frantically paging through a pink booklet to see if your hat fits Lot 331, 332, or maybe even 356, and casting furtive glances at the amazing piece of intarsia peeking out of someone else's bag, you know that, at least in Minnesota, the State Fair is a hotbed of cutthroat competition on a par with the Tour de France.
Here are the 2007 Minnesota State Fair winners in hand knitting, as posted on the State Fair Web site, http://www.mnstatefair.org/pages/results.html . From the State Fair site, click on "Needlecraft" to download the full list of all this year's handcraft winners, including machine knitters, crocheters and quilters, in PDF form.
We've put the sweepstakes winners first, but otherwise we have kept the State Fair format intact (we hope), including the descriptions of the “lots” (general item categories). Don't forget to come to our September meeting if you want to see some of the faces behind the prizes. Congratulations to all!
Get the most out of your love of knitting! Membership benefits include pre-registration for Yarnover, a subscription to our quarterly Cable Gram, organized public service projects and camaraderie with fellow knitters. Annual dues are $30.