It has been since I last bought yarn!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Circle the Wagons

Happy Stampede everybody!

(Me on the right, my sister on the left... I do not normally dress country, Stampede is a "country costume party" for 10 days in Calgary)

Now that we've sort of dried off, the flood waters have receded, we're all feeling a little bit like having a party.  Thankfully Stampede time allows Calgarians a little respite from the flood misery and opportunity to let their hair down.  (Or hat on... choose whichever applies to you.)

First off, because I know you'd hate me for dragging it out any longer... the results, for me, of the knitting competition.


It turns out the Misery blanket was worth the misery!  I'm very happy with this 1st place red ribbon.  This was a hard fought (with myself) ribbon and I'm damn proud of this one.

The socks also placed, just further down with a 3rd place white ribbon.


The competition was pretty stiff this year, and a 3rd in this category makes me feel pretty damn good about my socks and my skills.

This year I felt the "overall winner" was very deserving.  Their submission, (which they designed themselves) was outstanding and every bit a "#1 overall" piece.  It's lovely!  (It's also in my queue!)


And so with another Stampede behind me, it's time to start formulating a plan already for next year... hmmmmmm.  Any suggestions?

Progress continues to slowly... um... progress on the stripey blanket.  I'm nearly done the colorful section (1 color section of each left) and then I'll need to decide how I'm going to border this one.  Here's a progress photo... that probably looks like the same blanket essentially.


A quick trip out to Saskatchewan (wedding) this weekend means I'm going to have a bunch of knitting in the car time... so I'm hoping to progress quickly on the Maui socks.  It would be nice to have those off the needles this summer too.

This has been sort of a disjointed post- but I thought I would leave you a picture of my two favorite cowboys at a party we attended last week.  (Parker's first petting zoo... he loved it!)



Anonymous said...

Didn't I tell you would be getting a red ribbon! Maybe all that struggles you had was worth the trouble! I sent you a message via Rav with a question on the hats. Can you help me out?


Daddysgirl said...

Thanks darlin' :-)