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Friday, October 12, 2007

Toot, Toot!

(That would be me tooting my own horn.)

I've just been informed by Katmoget that 7 of my 8 entries got ribbons at the fair! That's a first place for the sheep puppet; second place for my sweater, hat, and novelty skein; and third place for my linen, dyed wool, and natural wool. (Better luck next time, bamboo.)

And that gets me a total of 45 smackeroos to spend on more fiber!

Now that I think about it, Krazy K herself beat me in every category we both entered. It's a good thing I'm not at all competitive -- ahem. She got several first place ribbons, too! She kicks ass, basically.

[Note to K: The game is so on. Let the trash-talking commence.]

I'm headed up to the fair on Wednesday. There will be pictures, possibly jumping up and down, and definitely babbling "See?! See that?! I made that!" to hapless passers-by.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Meet Me at the Fair

Not only was dear Katmoget nice enough to drop off my entries at the fair, but she also photographed them all. Thanks, K!

So here are all the little skeins lined up:

Yarn for the Fiar

Left to right: Bamboo/Merino blend, Cormo, beaded merino/tencel, chain-plied BFL, and linen.

Here's the beaded yarn. I'll take another picture when I get it back, because it's hard to see the beads in this light. I did manage to get the beads on the yarn itself, not just on a carrier thread. This was time-consuming, to say the least. But the results are really nice.
Beaded yarn

And the 3-ply Cormo. It's so squishy and soft. I need more of this roving, because I must envelop myself in this yarn. I suppose I should knit a sweater in order to do that in public.

Cormo 3-ply

Bamboo/Merino in "Lunasea" from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. Yes, that's the same colorway as the silk/merino I spun awhile ago. And yes, I did get more of that, too. Just try and keep me away from the Lunasea, I dare you!

Bamboo/Merino Yarn

I also entered a handspun hat, my sheep puppet, and my Union Square Market Pullover. Why did I enter 8 things? To increase my chances of winning something, of course. Ribbons=Money. Money=Fiber.