How We Fared at the Fair
It has been pretty crazy around here the past few weeks. I just finished two weeks of teching in two different shows at two different theatres. Happily, both shows are open and running. And both shows are really pretty good. Yay!
I managed to slip away to the Maryland State Fair last week to check on all our entries. I'm both happy and disappointed with my results. I was very excited that my Arwen sweater won a blue ribbon! That was very cool.
I also got two honorable mention ribbons - one for my ant
and one for my Embossed Leaves
socks. The thing I was disappointed about was that my farm got nothing.
In retrospect, I think part of the problem was that I didn't really include anything Maryland specific. I probably should have thrown a MD flag on there or knit up a crab or something. Oh well. I'm bummed. I was also sad that my Spring Blossoms Shawl didn't place, but there seemed to be a fair amount of competition in the lace category.
The fair was good fun though. S. and I watched bull riding for a while. I would never have thought in a million years that I would be remotely interested in bull riding, but I gotta say - It's hypnotizing.
It's crazy exciting because you are just waiting for someone to get their head smashed in. Violent and scary! One rider bashed his face against the bull and got knocked out cold and fell to the ground. It was terrifying! He eventually came to, got up and walked away.
Of course there was plenty of other non-violent activites too! I love looking at all the animals of course. And S's dad runs the Birthing Center at the fair, so we got to see all the baby animals that had just been born.
Aren't they so cute???
So, now that the fairs are over, I'm waffling between knitting projects. I finished my Montego Bay Scarf.
It is insanely loooong. Eventually I may try blocking it out to increase the width and decrease the length. But it is pretty!
For the past two days, I've been trying to start these socks
. But the pattern is totally vexing me. I couldn't get the short row toe idea to work at all, so I finally gave up and just did my normal figure 8 cast-on for a toe up sock. But then I started having issues with the charted part. I've ripped it so many times, but I'm going to try again.
I'm also still working on my crocheted bag.
If I actually put some effort into it, I could probaby finish it pretty quickly, but what with being in tech for two weeks, I haven't worked on it much!
I hope you all have a great holiday weekend!
(PS - Hi Eileen! It was great to see you the other night!!)