OK. August is when my local county has it's Ag. Fair and any county resident can enter stuff to try and win ribbons (and nominal amounts of $ - first place usually garners somewhere around $3-$5, well, the knitting & crocheting categories at least).
This year I've entered about 6 pieces into the county fair and all have won ribbons.
I made these pair of fingerless mittens in like a couple of days. I was highly impressed with my speedy efficiency.
I was so relieved when this scarf was finished! It seemed that it took FOREVER to finish but I was happy with the end result. I unraveled the edges for fringe and was tickled pink (ha ha) to see how well the fringe held up (and actually TWISTED) after a cycle in the washer and dryer. I don't have a pic with the fringe (finished the scarf just in time for the county fair) but these other photos give a good idea.
Crocheted Octopus. 100% wool - dyed with kool-aid. 'Nuf said.
This is a had that I saw in the movie "Golden Compass" (the books are 1,000,000 better than the movie version - granted movies can not capture 100% of the book version, but you can get the essence of it and still maintain a reasonable stream of logic). But I liked the hat.
Cookie Monster Hat. I think this won 2nd place to a hat that had more color. Meh.
Last but not least, my glove hat. With this one b/c i had so many hats going into the county fair, I needed something to qualify it to go into another category. So, it's a had and fingerless glove set.
They all won ribbons (the pink scarf got first) and I'm glad that I have another year to make more stuff.