Shop Happenings: North Idaho Fair Winners and Socktober

by Ana Vidal September 28, 2015 2 min read

Summer is officially over, and we're a week into Autumn.  It's been a busy summer here, with no signs of slowing down on the horizon.

The North Idaho Fair

was the last week of August, and we had quite a few of our knitters enter projects. It's always fun to go look at all the beautiful knitted, crocheted, and handspun projects in the fiber division.  There are usually a couple spinners from the local spinning guild, the Log Cabin Spinners, demonstrating on their wheels and spindles as well.  We love supporting the fair and spreading the love of fiber arts far and wide. This year we had quite a few winners.  Here are some of the winning entries.

Becky with her Sliding Leaves socks that won first place in the sock category.

Becky also received the Grand Champion prize for this beautiful piece of knitted lace.

Susan Melka's beautiful sweater using handspun yarn.

Another of Susan's creations

Look at all the scarves!

Our very own Kelley Hobart won First Place in the scarf category with this entry.

Kjirstine won Superintendent's Choice with her scarf made from her own handspun alpaca

Four of our knitters: Debbie Drake, Cris Anderson, Becky Acree, and Sandy McCause. Congratulations to all the winners! Next month is

Socktober!

Knit a pair of socks or leg warmers and send us a picture!  You can submit it on our Facebook page or just tag your photos on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) with #ADSocktober! All entries will be voted on via social media and the winner will get a $25 gift card! So get knitting!  Entries are due by November 7, 2015.  We're looking forward to seeing all the wonderful socks and leg warmers!

Ana Vidal
Ana Vidal



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