The Guild had hoped to get enough tiny knit clothing and pompoms to enter the Decorated Tree competition at this year’s MN State Fair. Unfortunately, there just wasn’t enough time to get the amount of items we needed to cover a 6.5 – 8 foot tree and make it blue ribbon worthy. So, we’ve decided to continue to collect items and enter in 2024. Of course, we need your help!
Currently, we have 54 tiny sweaters, hats, stockings, and mittens. We need at least 50 more to really cover the trees. We have created a bundle of free patterns in our Ravelry group and members can find more patterns on the Free Patterns page on their dashboard. These ornaments are great for using up fingering and sport weight scraps.
We are planning on having a garland of pompoms around the tree which means we’ll need about 63 feet of garland. Currently, we have 6.5 feet. We’re looking for pompoms between 1 and 3 inches in size. This is great for that leftover worsted weight and thicker yarns.
We’ll be collecting items at live Guild events throughout the year.