Let me just say, these kids in the Fleece To Shawl Contest are the nicest, most wonderful bunch ever. The Fort Freeland Flickers just came over to thank me for doing my bloggy thing today. I’m still blushing.
OK, I’m going to start a new post for the Sheep To Shawl Contest in just a bit. But just one more picture:
And the winners of the 3rd Annual Youth Fleece To Shawl Contest are…
(First some words from our Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding)
Fleece Award: Fort Freeland Flickers
Teams Choice Award: Twisted Treadlers
Weavers Award: Warrior Run Weavers
Premium Spinning Group Award: Twisted Treadlers
5th Place: Woolie Trekkers
4th Place: Twisted Treadlers
3rd Place: Warrior Run Weavers
2nd Place: Bountiful Bobbins
1st Place: Fort Freeland Flickers
Almost time to announce the winners… the crowds are gathering again…
Team Time Warp’s sheep is in da house!
There’s no doubt about it. Everything tastes better at the Farm Show.
The arena floor is almost completely bare – amazing how quickly the teams moved their gear out. The crowds are ebbing and flowing through the space. The Fleece To Shawl team members are off in the stands, talking to friends and curious bystanders. And I’m starving. There’s a sweet potato calling to me…
The Fleece To Shawl teams are cleaning up, the judges are still judging… and I need a little break… be right back!
Team Warrior Run Weavers are finished! The contest is OVER! Judging and awards presentation is at 1:30 pm.
Thirteen minutes left to the contest. Go, Warriors, go!!!
Just a note – I saw a lot of videotaping going on for some of these teams. I don’t know what they’re planning to do with it, but maybe a quick search on YouTube in the next few days might show some live Fleece To Shawl action.
… and Team Bountiful Bobbins is finished!
Team Warrior Run Weavers is almost done…
Team Bountiful Bobbins is almost done…
Some comedian in the stands behind me has a light pen, and is having a grand ol’ time shining the thing right onto my computer screen. Sigh.
Team Woolie Trekkers is finished! Second one done!
Team Fort Freeland Flickers is finished! First one done!
Team Fort Freeland Flickers is finishing up… !
YESSSSSSS!!! A spectator just asked me if I knew where the butter sculpture was!!!
Let’s try this again…
Yep, having technical difficulties… just lost a whole post with pictures. Please stand by… oh, and I was mistaken before. There is now 1 more hour to go before this contest is over.
BAAAAAAAAAAA!!! More neighbors are moving in – Team Friends Thru Fiber‘s sheep Tiger Lily is checking out her quarters…
Team Woolie Trekkers pedalin’ away… !
I must look very official sitting here at my computer. A very perky girl with PCN emblazoned across her chest just came over to ask my permission to enter the arena. I told her to ask the organizers… hee hee hee…
A couple of spectators were talking about the kids just now.
“I heard this is a practice for the Sheep To Shawl contest.”
I corrected them:
“No no no no no no no! This is a real competition!!!”
There’s a nice crowd watching the kids do their fleecy thing. Once in a while you hear a group of spectators cheer their team on. One hour down, one hour to go…
The judges are walking around, making notes about the kids’ work…
The lovely spinners of Team Twisted Treadlers: Ashley Shaw, Irina Lawrence, and Megan Klawitter (but probably not in that order):10:26 am
Just look at the colors of Team Bountiful Bobbins shawl!
Please, everyone, send good vibes my way so that I won’t have any technical difficulties. My computer is acting slooooooower than usual. It’s scaring me.
I’m happy to report that this year, the large garage doors off the Sales Arena are blissfully CLOSED. Last year they left them open, and the wind blew through our little area all day… yeeeesh. Much better this year (still chilly, though…).
And they’re off! Teams are carding their fleece, some spinning has begun as well.
4 minutes to go to the start of the Fleece to Shawl contest!
Oh… I forgot to mention, keep hitting that Refresh button to get my latest posts!
Just got a copy of the Fleece To Shawl contest’s pamphlet. It lists the team bios (which I’ve got on the 2010 PA Farm Show page), shawl descriptions (which I’ll post at some point), and a great explanation of the contest and how it’s judged. I’ll post that at some point, too, but it may not be until after the contest – too much typing!
Team Warrior Run Weavers‘ display:
Team Woolie Trekkers display:
The display for Team Twisted Treadlers:
… and Team Fort Freeland Flickers with their display:
So I thought I was going to run all the way to the other side of the Farm Show to hit the Food Court before the Fleece To Shawl contest started. I was deluded. Even now, with the light crowds and slower pace of a Farm Show morning, there’s just no way I’m gonna haul myself over there. So I’ll do as I did last year – make do with the mini Food Court on this side of the place. Mmmmmm… powdered potato doughnuts…
My first neighbor of the day has arrived…
Team East Berlin Bountiful Bobbins‘s display makes me think of warmer days.
Team Fort Freeland Flickers are setting up…
Good morning, fellow sheep, shawl, and all things fiber-y lovers out there. I’m here in the Sales Arena at the Farm Show complex, setting up for the days events. The Fleece To Shawl teams are arriving and setting up, as well. There’s a definite “calm before the storm” feeling in here. Get ready for a great day!