The day was getting warm but after a few side tracks I was able to get myself on to I-5 headed south. Darn one way streets and trying to head closer to the river before trying to get on a freeway. My father had assured me that things had changed and parking was free for the State Fair in the surrounding fields. So I followed his directions on how to find the field closest to the freeway and was near the outside edge of that field. They were having a good day. It was a bit windy, but I was still grateful for my parasol providing some shade from the sun.
Once inside I headed towards where I thought I wanted to be, and turns out I was right! I bypassed all rides, food, and those booths selling things. I was on a mission. The Textiles were tucked in an alcove towards the front of the building, in a lovely air conditioned area (less bodies, meant it was cooler).
Here are some of the cases I photographed (click on picture for larger image, then use your back button to see more of the post):
|The Cascade Lizard Ridge afghan didn't win a ribbon.|
|I missed it the first time through, they have it like a hat - felted bowl top right and two skeins in bottom right - Exotic Fibers - Alpaca and Other animals - Pygora|
|Poppy hat to the left - no ribbon; Hydrangea socks - third place|
|Pygora single - first place upper left|
|Chocolate bunny covered by its tags, holding down the Pretty Thing Cowl - first place|
|Zen Rain Shawlette - third place, mid left; The center two items and the top right were knit by a man using lace for the beige and crochet thread for the other two. Most impressive work!|
|Polworth 3 ply first place, bottom left|
|Kelly Cabled Capelet, bottom right - second place|
|My SCA colorwork bag - upper right, second place|
|Sorry, didn't know it came out blurry, until I was home! Yellow Shrug This - Center, second place; Crimson Haruni mid-right - first place; Alpaca Bear to the right of it, second place|
|Handspun Camel Fan Shawl center right - first place and Best in Class|
|Aeolian Shawl (beaded item) - center, third place; Any other handspun - merino-silk - in chair, first place|