I won a blue ribbon for the Waterfall Lace Scarf. Sorry for the lousy picture – they had the area roped off so that people couldn’t get too close. (PLEASE STEP AWAY FROM THE KNITTING!)
Last year there was NO lace, it was all sweaters. This year? No sweaters – all lace! It figures.
My Cabled Feather Cowl took a red ribbon, second to a stockinette cowl with stitches so precisely even, you could die.
It turns out that everyone’s a wiener, at least when it comes to knitting. Ribbons for all! I got the small ribbons. There were also big showy rosettes. I think those must be the real winning ribbons. I don’t know; it was really confusing.
On to the rest of the fair!
There is a diorama competition, with three age classes. This was the winner for Senior Class. It’s amazing! The caption is “SIMULATION OF GOING BACK TO THE MOON BY NASA.”
This Buff Orpington won a white 4H ribbon. My Buff Orpingtons are prettier.
They also had a bantam Buff Orpington, which was like looking at one of my chickens through the wrong end of a pair of binoculars. It was about a third regular size! So compact!
Here’s what may be my favorite part of the fair. This is a 4H competition which is not quite a cat show. Instead, it is a “decorate cages and then put a cat inside” show.
I told all of the cats that they were really good kitties, to put up with such a thing. REALLY good.
Startled sheep is startled!
4H kids don’t mince words.
Shaggy cow is shaggy!
My favorite quilt. No Nazi quilts this year, thank heavens! (I double-checked.)
“Who’s a big fluffy owl? Whoooo?”