Fair and Square

We checked out the Guilford Fair this weekend.
We had to do a bit of explaining with this activity, but we got it.

No explanation is needed when it comes to ice cream.

And my knitting won some ribbons!
2nd place in the Children’s Sweater category – the first place / Best in Show piece has a Husky on it. Sure, Go UCONN and all that, but I still think Dachshunds are way cuter!! Especially on that Willie sweater!

I did score a 1st place ribbon on the Malabrigo Dress I knit up last year. The categories are narrow at the fair for the knitting entries, so this went under “Miscellaneous”.

That’s pretty much it for pictures – the Lorax did way better at the fair this year and I expect that next year we will have to give in and let her do some rides, but this year was good. She could walk next to us or be in the stroller. She was interested in checking things out and seeing the animals. Good times!

Fair Season

It’s that time of year – you wake up and it’s cooler outside, a little bit crisp in the air, and then by early afternoon everything is all warmed up! Enjoyable for sure – just right for the fair. It is a small fair (Durham is my favorite – more food choices!) but still fun. We went early this morning and brought Lorelai to see the animals (Macaws in with goats? Sure. Didn’t see the elephant – hope he’s ok.) – her reaction was a bit reserved at the petting zoo. I tried to be excited for her – oooh! Sheep! Llamas!
Wool Source!

She seemed to be trying to figure out the noises when we walked through the tents of bunnies & ducks & chickens & cows & sheep.

She did seem quite interested in fair food – we shared fried dough (with sugar and cinnamon – no sauce! yuck. If I wanted pizza I would get a slice, fried dough is a dessert! even at 10:30 in the morning. Perfectly acceptable for breakfast!)
Fried Dough 1
Fried Dough 2

We are planning to take her to the Durham fair next week – hopefully it will go just as smoothly!