Last week when I took my son to his trumpet lesson, I had just enough time to stop by the North Carolina State Fairgrounds to get a hard copy of the 2011 North Carolina State Fair Premium Book:
While an electronic version of the premium book is available online as a series of PDF files (which you can review at your leisure here), I enjoy being able to thumb through the premium book, flipping from one page to the next, and reading about categories and competitions I would probably not learn about if I were limited to PDFs.
I understand that the days of an actual printed premium book are numbered, but while it is still available, I fully intend to take advantage of perusing the contest requirements through the technology of the printed page.
For me, the difference between reading the paper version of something versus the electronic version, is that with the electronic version, I tend to miss information for which I am explicitly looking, while with the paper version, I tend to “find” information I would otherwise overlook.
Having done a cursory review of the premium book, I know that I want to enter the behemoth that is my current Bauhaus project:
but I am also considering entering the amigurumi I think of as an homage to Perry the Platypus:
as well as the Twinkie Chan cupcake scarf I began a little over a week ago:
In the next few days I will sort through my unfinished projects, as well as the finished ones that meet the entry requirements, and decide just exactly which categories I will and will not enter.
Until then, with hook in hand and Clover chibi at my side, I will continue my work on my 2011 North Carolina State Fair project.