Day 1: I get my entries to the fair with 3 hours to spare

Still fighting some residual exhaustion after completing my project, I got up this morning and headed straight to the coffee maker.

Fortified with fresh coffee, I went to my outdoor office, lint roller in hand, and went over the projects I was going to enter to get rid of any stray hairs and other detritus. Once that task was completed, I packed it up in the car,

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My stuff packed up and ready to go to the 2010 North Carolina State Fair

and drove to the North Carolina State Fairgrounds:

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One entrance to the North Carolina State Fairgrounds

Afterwards, my son and I stopped for celebratory doughnuts; then we headed home.

At two in the afternoon, I found myself in the unusual position of not having anything in particular to work on. Within minutes I got out the latest acquisition to my crochet library, Knitting It Old School and remedied the situation.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I desperately want to make Maryse Roudier’s Go-go Granny which is one of the designs featured in Chapter 4 of the book, and I decided this afternoon, that now was as good a time as any to get started.

I pulled out a 4.00 mm hook to see how close I could get to gauge using Red Heart Super Saver yarn, and I found that if I did four rounds instead of five, I got the gauge exactly. Since I am changing the color design a bit so that I can wear it for Halloween as a sort of crochet color study à la Josef Albers, it doesn’t really matter if I get the gauge with four rounds or five, just as long as I get it.

Here is the progress I made today:

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The first 3 and 3/4ths squares of my Go-go Granny Dress to be

Just another 90 and 1/4 squares to go, and I’ll have my dress!

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