Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday Ten

I saw this on another blog and thought it was kind of nifty. Basically have like a top 10 list of something once a week (or maybe once or twice a month???). Anyway. I want to try it out. I am thinking of Tuesday Ten themed style.

For today's ten, I was thinking about Fall today and why I like it.

  1. The cooler weather - I love the cooler weather. This means I'm not sweating as soon as I step outside. DC is notorious with its uggy muggy weather. Also, it's allot easier to ADD layers when it gets chillier than it is to remove layers
  2. There is something about the cooler weather that makes me want to knit more stuff. Maybe it's the hibernating gene?
  3. The changing of colors in the tree's leaves - always inspiring.
  4. I can bust out my hats and scarves I made (as well as my jackets I bought from a store) - somehow I enjoy wearing scarves and hats)
  5. Tourist season essentially ends - also, at work this means selling tickets for performances vs just passing out timed tickets and repeating the same 4 words a good 1,000 times a day
  6. Getting ready for Halloween (granted that's only 1/2 way through fall, but still, a great reason to like Fall)
  7. Fall some how makes me feel more independent
  8. I like how fall is a great time to be outside w/o worry of getting over heated (too easily)
  9. Also, soups/stews are more appealing to eat (my mom makes soups year round it seems and during the summer, it's not they're not tasty, just it's too hot to eat)
  10. Fall is a romantic time time of year. A time to get snugly. Here's for the best

Fair Results.

Well, I got my items back from the fair. All of them got ribbons as follows:

1. Green hat - first place

2. Matching hat & gloves - first place

3. Fish hat - fourth place

4. Fingerless gloves - honorable mention

That is all for now

Sunday, August 9, 2009

County Fair 2009

It's that time of year, where the herald of county fairs appear on every babe's lips....

.......well, at least some of them.

This will be the third time I've entered in my county fair with knitted items (crocheted in the previous two). I've been lucky enough to have everything I've enter win some sort of ribbon (even if it's 6th place).

Also, it seems that every year what I enter gets smaller....either I'm knitting too much of the same or its collecting dust in a random corner.

I have one last item I "need" to finish to enter the fair this coming Friday.

Anyway. I had gotten some of the new Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool colors: Oatmeal, Maple Tweed (their Natures Brown with a thread of their Natural running through it), and Oak Tweed (their Natural with a thread of their Natures Brown running through it).

I am planning on making a couple Morgan's from Knitty's Fall 2008 online pattern collection - at least one in each color. I'm thinking x-mas gifts for the brothers and the dad.

That is all for now.

*I like my men like I like my coffee.......COVERED IN BEES*