Friday, September 26, 2008

I'm Back!

And my Embossed Leaves took second place at the Tulsa State Fair!

The socks to the right were the third place winner. I stupidly neglected to take a picture of the first place winner. Oh, well. It's kind of thrilling to have won a ribbon though; this is my first ever Fair entry. In the interest of full disclosure, there appeared to be only 4 entreis in the "Sock" category. And I was sorely disappointed in the spinning turn-out--I only saw one skein, and while it was lovely, all wispy and white, I had been really looking forward to seeing more. More knitting, more handspun--next year, I will definitely encourage my spinning friends (Marianne and Ann, I'm looking at you. Oh come on, ladies, I'll loan you my SSN if that's what it takes!) and my knitting friends to enter something.

Look at these sheep! Why are they wearing clothes? The only thing we could figure out, because it certainly wasn't cold in the animal barns, is that they had been bathed and brushed and were ready for show, and the clothes help keep the hay and, er, poop, off of them. Can anyone confirm?

Anyway--I'm back! It's been a long summer--but not in a bad way, I promise. A long summer full of knitting ennui, but I do feel I am back, and next post I'll have lots to show, provided I can find my camera charger that is. If anyone's still reading, thanks for hanging in.

I'll leave you, in the spirit of the first presidential debate tonght, with a pumpkin entered in the kids' pumpkin carving contest at the Fair (it didn't win, more's the pity--but this is Oklahoma, after all).


Sarah said...

funny the sheep are dressed in cotton, LOL!!
Cool about the ribbon!

Marianne said...

Congrats on the Red Ribbon (I personally feel you should've gotten the Blue!!!) I just told Bobby about the 'loaning the SSN', gave him a good chuckle.
Yes, they wear those things so they'll stay clean :^)
Of course I love the pumpkin!

Fannie Pie said...

Congratulations! That's too cool.

margaret said...

Congratulations, Emma!

Sheepish Annie said...

Congratulations on the ribbon! That is great! And most certainly deserved. Those socks look wonderful!

Kat said...

Congratulations on the ribbon!! That's wonderful! Isn't it a great feeling to see your item with a ribbon?

(I'll forgive you for not posting a picture of my socks. LOL!)

Four pairs of socks isn't bad for a first-time category at the fair but hopefully we can get more sock knitters to enter things next year.

The pic of the sheep is great.

I wonder why no one entered spinning stuff? We have such an active group of spinners in this area, and the turnout was pretty good last year.

Congrats again!

ann I am said...

Your socks are beautiful!! AND deserving of the ribbon. It was exciting to find your entry and see the ribbon. But, I made myself practically dizzy wandering around looking for the handspun. AND, I WILL enter next year.

ann I am said...

ps. Welcome Back :)

Ava said...


what a cute pumpkin! O needs all the love he can get.

Anonymous said...

The sheep are "dressed" to keep them clean for the show. And what do you clean sheep with....? Woolite of course. We showed sheep as kids and they all had their own coats.

Knit and fall back in it said...

Congratulations!!! Of course I'm not surprised. said...

Hey Congratulations!! I am thinking of heading up to the fair with the family some time this weekend (when no doubt it will be heaving with people!)