I spent most of the weekend working on my 2013 North Carolina State Fair project.
In addition to needing to finish work on joining the thirty-six filler circles, I also had to crochet a border.
After some indecision which then necessitated some frogging, I finally settled on two rounds of single crochet with what I hope the judges will agree are well placed increases and decreases:
With the border done, I resumed work weaving in and trimming the ends, and this is how far I got with it before deciding I had enough done that I could call it a night:
One of the biggest challenges I faced this weekend was the rain.
I had wanted to be able to work outside while I put the finishing touches on my project because it gives me an opportunity to work in excellent light and it is safely outside the pet hair zone that is my living room.
In fact, here is a picture of Stripes as she monitored my movements in the hope that I would abandon the cookieghan long enough for her to be able to shed all over it:
When I get up tomorrow, I will get my son ready for school, and when I return from the bus stop, I will fix a pot of coffee and resume work on my state fair project, weaving in the two dozen or so ends that remain.
When I get the last end woven in, I will work to get off as much of the pet hair as possible, photograph the project in what I hope will be better light, and then head out to the state fairgrounds.
Afterward, I will get a cup of celebratory coffee, post and updated photo here at my blog, and then start planning for next year.