They may not be blogging, but they are stitching and winning at the Virginia State Fair, at least the two known commenters whose beribboned creations I spied yesterday are. This is Wendypal L-B's Rainbow Sheep sweater, which I was privileged to see in process at a few B&N knit nights (our local evolution of the MeetUp concept, coordinated by Beth). I never found her prize-winning Starmore Aran (oh, maybe it was the one she & Wendy did the challenge on, Inishmore?) Nor do I know if she kept her title as the Fastest Knitter in Virginia, but perhaps she can let us know in the Comments ~
I'll be looking for comments, too, from MaryB, who took a first place in "Lace - Amateur - Knitted or Crocheted Lace" for her ponchified Charlotte's Web, which also received a Best in Section for the whole Lace category. She joined Ann's good company with a red ribbon for a Lavold vest we've seen her work on at S&B. But the knockout, as far as I'm concerned, was her "Wall Hanging/Art quilt not intended for use as bedding" ~ even my accompanying family members got excited about it (even if their faces in this shot don't show it):
MaryB, please tell us a bit more about this lovely work, with its stenciled words and written quotes, because I didn't have the means to record its title when I shot it ~ plus we had to hurry off to the racing pigs! (And then we were too late, and the Ferris Wheel was nearby, so we opted for that instead, the first of two. See?
The Wee One loved the rides, and was pretty cheerful about the height restrictions that kept us off our namesake Crazy Mouse. We saved the Kidway for last and had a hard time pulling her away from just one more. She would've ridden this little dragon all night; instead, she fell asleep while the fairgrounds receded in the rear-view mirror ~