Fair Entries

Saturday, September 06, 2008

So yesterday I went up to the Post Office, I knew there was a package waiting for me. It was my Loopy Ewe sock club!
There is a skein of kettle dyed Sknitches yarn in the color Muddy Waters. It's a gorgeous merino/bamboo/nylon blend. The pattern is called Zanzibar, and it's by Cookie A. It's the first sock pattern I've wanted to cast on immediately from either of my sock clubs in a while. It's just so pretty. The colored things are sticky notes, SO AWESOME. It's a little book that you open up and has the different sizes and colors.

I also got my targhee roving from MoonlightBaker I ordered, but forgot to take a picture of it. Next time, I'm too lazy right now.

Yesterday was also opening day at the fair. We weren't planning on going, but hubby knew how badly I wanted to go and find out how I did with my entries. So we went for a while. Here is my Spring Things Shawl that I entered in the knitting:
I got a big ribbon! I don't know what it means, there were only 5 other projects with ribbons like that. Either way, I was so excited.

Here are my green Twisted Flower socks, which also got a ribbon. (Pretty much everything gets some kind of ribbon...)
Then I drug him over to the sheep barn where all the handspun stuff was in a little shed. I immediately picked out my skeins of yarn (the orange one in the center, and the reddish one above and to the left). Both had blue ribbons.
Lastly, and best of all, my handspun Swallowtail shawl:
I won the Grand Champion ribbon! I couldn't believe it, but there it is. So all in all I was very pleased, and I'm already planning ideas for what to enter next year.

After that we went and watched the rodeo, it was entertaining. I have pics, but they suck, and photos are not behaving on my computer in general.

Other than that, not much going on, knitting the snow on cedars mitts. So I'll be back with more later, now I have to get the kids up from naptime!


Opal said...

Congratulations on all your ribbons! As for that Zanzibar? I am so jealous! You know what a Cookie A. nut I am. :)

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