Another hot and humid day here! Today after Divine Liturgy our parish had its annual Slavic Food Fest, and I'm full of kielbasa and sauerkraut, pyrohi, haluski and cabbage rolls!
I just returned from the fairgrounds, where I picked up my county fair entries. As promised:
In case you are wondering, I don't remember what the red ribbon entry was; the first-place ribbon was won by a plastic-canvas Barbie patio set - gazebo, table and chairs and garden bench.
"Betty" crochet shrug from the Berroco website, made from Patons Classic Wool Merino yarn in the gray heather colorway. First place was taken by an awesome thread doily, and once again the second-place winner escapes me. If you go to the pattern link, you can see that this is the sort of garment that doesn't do well on a hanger; it is best displayed on a mannequin or live model. I get a lot of wear out of this; it goes on Pilgrimage with me every Labor Day weekend and keeps me warm on those chilly mornings before the sun burns off the dew.
"Aeolian" from the e-zine Knitty. I used Skacel Merino Lace yarn in a pale grey, and US 4 needles. There is one uncorrected error in the whole thing, but it is invisible. This one is actually the second time I've knit this pattern; I made a blue one as a going-away-to-college gift for the young lady whose Confirmation sponsor I was.
I did have "win a ribbon at the county fair" as one of my mental Bucket List items. Not any more; I think I'll change that to "win a blue ribbon at the state fair".