Thursday, September 27, 2007

Sweepstakes x2!

The Tulsa State Fair opened today and so I dragged my family (practically kicking and screaming in DH's case) to see if I'd won any ribbons.

It turns out I did on four of the six items I entered, including two sweepstakes ribbons!! I'm pretty proud, I have to admit.

Here's the Shetland Tea Shawl. I wasn't sure this was going to win anything since I had a bit of a tension issue on the border. I started a lot tighter than I ended but didn't realize it until I blocked it (two days before the entries were due). It still got a sweepstakes though so I'm thrilled!

The other sweepstakes was on my Augsburg doily, from a Lena magazine my Aunt Louise sent last year. I entered it in the "miscellaneous items" category because they had one for crocheted doilies, but not knitted ones.

I got a first place on each of my two skeins of yarn. In the pic below they're the blue ribbon on the left and the one just below it. The funny thing is that the ribbons almost totally cover the skeins! LOL!

This isn't mine, but it does belong to one of the ladies in my Panera group, Penny. I LOVE this sweater! She wore it to the very first K.N.I.T. Guild meeting she came to and that's how we all remembered her: "the woman with the beautiful fair isle sweater." Yay Penny!

My friend Kim (also from the Panera group) also got a ribbon or two in the photography section, but I didn't have time to really look for her pictures. I know she got at least one ribbon and I hope to have time to really look at the pictures later. Both kids were pulling on my pants, telling me they were hungry and WHY was I looking at all those pictures?!? Didn't I know they wanted to eat??

We also explored the livestock area (after eating), and found a totally different section than we'd been to last year. They had a large petting area with all kinds of exotic animals, including some Zebu (two different kinds), a zebra, a kangaroo, some caves (looks like a cross between a rabbit and a horse, kind of), an alpaca, two camels, some sheep, lots of goats, and some baby chickens. I'm leaving out a whole bunch of animals, but it was fun!

Here are the kids feeding the freshly-shorn alpaca:

And Greg helping Ryan feed a Jakob Sheep:

There were lots of goat kids and very pregnant goats, as well as some new lambs. The kids (ours, that is) had a great time!


Romi said...

WOW! COngratulations!!!

Rebecca said...

Told ya!!! Haha! I was right and you are way too hard on yourself girlie. You deserve all those beautiful blue ribbons and I hope you reward yourself with a yummy new project. Hmmm, maybe you could join me? I just pre-ordered Miriam Felton's newest shawl pattern/kit: Aspen Grove Shawl. Wanna play?

Eva said...


That sweater looks like the Knit Picks fair isle cardigan... the one where you buy one ball of each color of their Palette yarn :) I've been in love with it for over a year now :)

Cheers Eva

Diane said...

Congrats on all the ribbons. And how come you have to drag everyone to the fair but once they are all have a great time?!?!?

Taueret said...

congratulations!! why on earth did they need dragging to the fair?? sheesh.

Penny said...

Congratulations! We went today, camera in tow, but I completely forgot to take a picture. I was very happy to see your sweepstakes ribbon!

Jane said...

Congratulations! It's about time you were recognized for your lovely work! I know I love looking at it myself as well.

Opal said...

Congratulations! They're completely deserved. :)

BadCatDesigns said...

WOW! Excellent ribbon booty. I would be very proud. My local fair is coming up and I hope for a ribbon...I love ribbons.

*Rae* said...

Congratulations on winning your ribbons I love your shawl its goregous

keri said...

Wow! Congratulations on all the ribbons! =)

Kathy L. said...

Congratulations, Kat!!!!! I am so glad the judges recognized a talent when they saw your works. WaHoo!

-The Other Kat-