Blue Ribbon Knitting
Remember this? Its the Mystery Stole aka Leda's Dream. Well, last week was the Loudoun County Fair and because of the suggestion over at Mason Dixon Knitting that we enter our knitting in fairs, I entered it. I didn't plan it to enter in the fair, it just worked out that this was done and then the fair came up (found out about it the Friday before) so I thought, hey, why not? So last Sunday afternoon, Caleb and I found ourselves over at the fairgrounds standing in line between a woman with blackberries the size of golfballs and a little 4-H er with a pictorial explanation of "The Castration of Goodfella." Goodfella is a horse and is probably a little tender at the moment if the pictures are any indication. While I totally get the 4-H value of such a project, seeing in full color photographs is a little unexpected. Anyway, we checked in the stole, took our claim ticket and left. I felt like it was pretty good, but you never know what you're going to be competing against or who the judges are. For all I know the judges have been permanently scarred by lace knitting because their moms wrapped them up in lace blankets as babies and they used to get their toes and fingers stuck. I mean, you never know. So Thursday, we went back so we could see the fair and check on the stole. This is what we found:
A BLUE RIBBON AND A BEST OF SECTION RIBBON! I couldn't believe it! I'm still giddy from it all. I forgot to take my camera to the fair, so I had to wait until yesterday to pick up the stole and the ribbons to get a picture and tell you guys. Anyway, I had to share what happened. This is pretty big for Chez Pink Lemon. I'm trying to figure out how to wear the ribbons around my neck now.
By the way, the blackberries won a first place and Goodfella came in second, in case you were wondering.