We live in a very Rural County, and the county fair happens every March. It is a fun thing - not very big, but the kids have fun, there's rides, animals, and a Talent division that any county resident can enter. 2006 was our first year with entries, but I plan on having *something* entered every year.
Let's start with the kids, and with Art again, shall we? It'll keep things neat. :grin: Caitlyn will go first - she's the eldest. Let's start with a drawing of a phoenix this year. She did it with my watercolor pencils (again), on nice sketch pad paper. She did rather well:
Here we have a mosaic doorstop she made at the stained glass shop with Granny and Papaw. Granny drew the fish, but Caitlyn did all the work:
Here we go with Ian's entries. Let's start with weaving, shall we? Here's this year's scarf, which belongs to *me*:
He had to do a project for school on "Texas". His teacher assigned him the Alamo, so Jay and he decided to build an accurate model of it. At the last minute, he decided to enter it in the fair:
Now we come to my entries. There was still no handspun division, so I put my skeins in the "Handweaving: Misc" category again. I attracted even more attention this year - well, see for yourselves:
Next up, a shawl woven out of handspun yarn, entered in the "Handweaving: Accessories" category. It's the BL/Falkland Island and Mohair/Silk yarns, and is slated to be turned into a nice, comfy jacket
And, also in the "Handweaving: Accessories" category, this year's dishtowel:
Let's move on to Knitting, shall we? Why yes, we shall!
First up is a simple garter-stitch scarf out of *gasp* commercial yarn. It's intended as a gift to Jay's cousin:
Next up are my snowflake lace socks. The yarn is a handspun Angora/silk/wool/kid mohair blend that I got off of ebay. It's a 4-ply cable, and the socks are nice and cushy::
And finally, what you've all been waiting for - my handspun silk shawl. The pattern is (modified) the Victorian Aran shawl from Elann; the yarn is handspun silk from roving by Chasing Rainbows, and it is my pride and joy:
I am *very* pleased with how we did - both kids got ribbons (and good ones, at that!), and I attracted a LOT of attention. Gotta get started on *next* year's entries now!
Let's start with Art, shall we? Caitlyn entered a drawing of a parrot. She did it with my watercolor pencils, on nice sketch pad paper. I think she did rather well, myself:
Next up would be my entries. There was no handspun division, so I put my skeins in the "Handweaving: Misc" category. My main goal was to attract attention - and boy howdy, did I ever!
Next up, a scarf woven out of handspun yarn, entered in the "Handweaving: Accessories" category. It's "dragonhair", and it's mostly green with some sparklies in it:
And, also in the "Handweaving: Accessories" category, my dishtowel:
And now for Ian's entry. He didn't finish the scarf he started specifically for the fair, so we asked Papaw if we could borrow his Christmas present back.:
To say that I am chuffed wouldn't start to cover it. We all did rather well, but he took home Grand Champion. Now we have to try and top that next year....*g*