Sunday, July 25, 2010
County Fair results
It's always so much fun to go to the exhibit hall at the fair and see all of the projects. It never ceases to amaze me to see what beautiful things people can produce.
There were some beautiful projects in knitting. Look at this sweater! Someone sure did put a huge amount of time and effort into it.
And this one too - and it looks like it fits in such a beautiful and flattering way.
And seriously, teeny tiny thread to make a Barbie doll wedding dress? Not sure I'd ever do that myself, but this is gorgeous work, and so tedious!
It floors me that the above projects only got red ribbons - you can tell how much time and energy people put into them, and I couldn't find much wrong with any of them.
There's everything in the needlework category from Barbie wedding dresses to fancy socks and everything in between. They're divided up into separate groups for judging.
My projects did fairly well. (No one wrote on the back of my tag that I kind of suck, so I was happy.)
My lace shawl took a red ribbon, which isn't terribly disappointing since it was my first attempt at a lace shawl.
I also put in a crocheted hat that got red, though I forgot to take a picture of it.
Pablo got blue - he deserved it. When I went to pick up my entries this morning, I also found out that he got People's Choice. Apparently other people think Pablo is as desperately handsome as I do.
My little girl's pumpkin hat got blue as well...
And Cora's ruffle hat got blue, plus Best of Show.
Having two purple ribbons makes me happy.
So I'm done with the panic, I have my items back at home where they belong. There are helpful notes on the backs of the cards to help me improve my knitting again over the course of the next year.
I think everyone should try entering something at the fair, even if only once. It can be fun (and nerve wracking) and is a great way to learn what areas you need to improve on.