Saturday, August 28, 2010

Got Scones?

I do!

And also some ribbons......

Today was the day I was at the Evergreen State Fair all day demonstrating knitting and spinning.  It was loads of fun, even if my bottom is a bit sore ( you were right about the cushion, DH!) from sitting on bare folding chairs all day.  But, the most exciting news follows.

You might remember that last year I entered two knitted items into the fair for the first time.  I got a blue ribbon for my socks and a white ribbon for my sweater, and tons of good information from the judging sheets.  This year I entered six items; three into spinning and three into knitting.  These were the items:

Farmer's Market Cardigan:

Norwegian Rose socks:

Handspun color-progression socks:

Handspun Ishbel:

A skein of handspun, Juliespins BFL/Silk "Stained Glass":

Heart-to-Heart Beaded Scarf:

Here are the results:

Farmer's Market:  Blue ribbon and Merit award

Norwegian Rose:  Blue ribbon

Handspun socks:  Blue ribbon

Handspun Ishbel:  Blue ribbon

Skein of handspun:  Blue ribbon and honorable mention award

Heart-to-heart scarf:  Blue ribbon, merit award, and presentation award

I am totally excited.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Waiting for Mom

I can't believe how long it's been since I updated the blog.  It's not that there hasn't been anything to write about; I've written umpteen posts in my head.  They just somehow never got any farther.

So to get my mojo going, just a photo.  This is where I've spent lots of time over the past few summers (not so much this year in the great rainy/foggy/cool "summer" of '10).  Buddy likes to snuggle up with me while I knit and listen to books or podcasts.  It looks like he's waiting for me now, so I'll be back later.