Wednesday, July 2, 2008

meet me at the fair

just a quick post. went to the county fair yesterday to see if i got any ribbons for my entries. i entered 2 shawls and 2 pairs of socks.

"zen garden" got a blue ribbon!

and...

"swan lake" got BEST OF SHOW!



and, yes! i am thrilled!

my other pair of socks received an honorable mention and my "mystic light" shawl got a third place. i am a bit upset though. this is the second time that they have shown the wrong side of a shawl as the "right" side. the shawl was also draped so you only saw the front points and not the back where all the action in. one year, i did pin a note that read "this is the right side". i guess i should have done that again this year. oh well! i guess that they don't have any knitters to help set up the displays.

i did eat the required funnel cake, garlic fries, cotton candy, fudge, and orange treet (plus a pulled pork sandwich and a beef burrito)! have to have the funnel cake, if nothing else!!!

we went over to see some of the livestock. they had cows, goats, pigs, and sheep (without all their woolies). but look at this...

the goats are wearing sweaters! probably to keep them clean for showing. funny, huh?

6 comments:

PurlingPirate said...

Oh my gosh, that's terrific!!! Congratulations!!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Congratulations! So happy about your prizes.

My dd1 went with her friends a couple weeks ago, but I forgot to give her explicit instructions to look at the knitting entries.

holly said...

Very cool! What yarn did you use for your Zen garden socks--it's really pretty.

tapmouse said...

ALRIGHT, ADRIENNE!!! You did good, Girl! And I love your entries-the socks are scrumptious, as always! The swan lake is stunning!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Congratulations!! All your entries are gorgeous!! Okay, sure I'm partial to those gorgeous socks!!

Violiknit said...

Congrats!! Those socks are lovely, and that lace is breathtaking!