Looky here- a new Peace Lily!
Yesterday was not the best day. I woke up bright and early (there was an overweight cat sitting on my face) and thought I'd go to the State Fair to see if I had won anything- the suspense has been killing me!
I took 6 items and placed 2nd in lace- any article (tablecloth- yay!) 3rd in handspun-alpaca (which surprised me- I thought that was my fugly item this year) and 4th in scarf/shawl. For the scarf/shawl contest I entered my green silk beaded lace shawl that I worked on for nearly a year. I was thrilled that it placed- there was some tough competition this year. At least I was thrilled it placed until I saw what placed before it. I lost to a 1x1 ribbed scarf. Really? It was a really nice ribbed scarf, I'll give you that, but a ribbed scarf? Plus my shawl was displayed inside out, which makes me question if it was judged inside out, but who that was supposedly expert enough to judge knitting competitions wouldn't see that a lace garment was inside out? I know I'm being ridiculous, but I'm just...sad. I mean, I just finished a 1x1 ribbed scarf and sent it to a charity. Whooda thunk I could have placed 3rd in the State Fair with it? Bitter knitter is moving on...
I signed up to do a craft fair. I did loads of them in high school and a couple my freshman year in college, but had kinda gotten burnt out on people asking if I would take $10 for a $60 baby blanket. Then this lady that has bought a few baby blankets off me called this week and asked if I'd be willing to do a show that she's organizing. The booth space is reasonable, so I said yes. If I only sell 4 or 5 things, I'll break even. Plus my car needs a new front strut, so I'm not really in a position to say no to any work.
So for the next month and a half, I'm going to be making as many baby blankets, hats, and fast scarves as possible. Hardly a recipe for riveting blog entries, but my car isn't going to fix itself. Here's a few pics of current projects for the show and an addicting new cross-stitch pattern I just started. It's a halloween cross stitch (hence the rabid-looking bat) and I've done approximately 1/5 of the first of 6 charts. I might be working on this for many halloweens to come. (Good thing halloween is my favorite!)