We went during the "less busy" times of Friday and Saturday late morning/early afternoon. Even then, it was a sea of people floating through a gajillion pounds of meat and almost that much BBQ sauce prepared by 24 different rib cookers from all over the country. Hog Heaven. If you're ever in Euless, TX, check out North Main BBQ...they won my vote!
As impressed as I was with some of the ribs we sampled (not a lot of photos of those; my hands were too messy by then...), I was really struck by the elaborateness and sheer size of some of the booths these people haul all over the country (for extra credit, see if you can spot the table-full of trophies...they were at EVERY booth):
Yes, this is a smoker in the shape of an armadillo. He's 24 years old. They're very proud of him.
My favorite oxymoronic sign of the day?
Now, for the promised knitting update: I've done it. And it didn't even take a week. Just a day, really, to select the pattern and find some suitable yarn from the stash.
Granted, it's just a scarf...but I think it's going to be a pretty pattern that will keep my interest. Plus, I realized while I was looking at past projects that I've given away each of the previous six scarves I've made. I might actually keep this one. It's an 8-row repeat with every other row being mindless purling. I found the pattern on Ravelry (Naturally. Silly question.). It's called the Best Friend Scarf in case you're interested. The yarn is Rowan's Wool Cotton in Riviera. Amazing what a little self-imposed pressure combined with a desire to knit can accomplish!