The Ogre and Meemaw got done with their Michigan State Grange committee work early and were able to enjoy the lovely town of Ludington. They went to dinner at the House of Flavors, although skipped ice cream (!!!???!!!) and then continued on to Nautical Yarn. I imagine them holding hands, skipping a singing showtunes, but that may not be the case.
Speaking of the Grange and knitting. I got 3rd place in accessories for my Jo Sharp inspired scarf. Amazing, huh? I will always wonder that if I could have managed to follow Jo's pattern exactly "would I have gotten 1st?"
These were the Classes they divided things into
Division C : Knit or Crochet Items * Any yarn or thread product may be used Open to Non Grangers Class I: Afghan — Full or Crib
Class II: Wearing apparel (any item)
Class III: Doily - (Less than 36” across)
Class IV: Accessories (example, purse, eyeglass case, handkerchiefs
I would like to add that Class II is so completely brainless. How can an Aran sweater be judged against, well basically any other "wearing apparel." Show some gumption, and make a stand. Have an actual sweater category. Or just do the hat and mitten set thing again..
It's stupid to try and compare apples and oranges. That's why there is the saying "it's like comparing apples and oranges." They are just too different to compare. For the record, I like apples, but I don't like oranges. Unless you squeeze them, depulp them and add rum. Then it's really no longer an orange, but a vehicle for rum.