Sep 15

Howdy, y’all! Guess what? (guesswhatguesswhatguesswhat!) The results are in from the fair judges and…. {drum roll please}

my socks took 2nd place!


What socks? you might ask? These socks!

Okay, so I might be a little geeked about this, but I didn’t know what to expect. Heck, I wasn’t even certain why I was entering anything in the state fair. It just seemed like the thing to do. Perhaps it’s some regressive gene that I was unaware of until now, like freckles or a green thumb? (Last weekend, we came across foto of clothing entered into a fair that won ribbons. No one knows who made what, but I may investigate this further.)

What? You don’t believe me?! Or maybe you wanna go see for yourself? Here’s the link. Click on the Results for Dept. I – Needlework and Sewing, and scroll down to Knit Original Design Any Art(icle). And a big ol’ congratulations to Jenn, too, for nabbing the 3rd place ribbon for her Aileen purse! Jenn is a great knitter and part of our SnB group. (Plus she’s super nice!)

Bonez an’ I will most definitely be heading down to the fair this year, especially since there’s more than just the fried foods-on-sticks this time. Speaking of which, if you haven’t seen this yet, you’ll want to. (It’s a YouTube video link.) Sissy, why didn’t you go to the MN state fair? This goodness AND the Sock Monkey dresses? I’m all over it! Ha! (Maybe all those long winter months have gotten to a few Minnesotans, eh?)

14 Responses to “Does this 2nd place ribbon make me look fat?”

  1. Julia Says:

    Wow! Second Place is fabulous! Hey, the Texas State Fair is big! That means your socks are really great! I’ve been trying to talk my family into making the Fair this year – but I may have to go alone. My oldest told me in no uncertain terms that she had no intention of going into another Fiber Barn with me again. When I grew up in Dallas, we would get out of school for a day each year and they gave us all a free ticket. Love the state fair! Congratulations!

  2. Petra Says:

    EEEE!!! I can’t wait for Fair Day! I am really looking forward to going with the girls and checking out your AWARD Winning SOCKS!!! Hey, have we posted/counted those yet? (By the way… SHHH! I love the sock monkey dresses… don’t tease me too much.)

  3. aubyn Says:

    I am so very proud of you and of lefty and righty and I can’t wait to go by and say hello to them.

  4. Jen da Purse Ho Says:

    i’m so proud of you. I can’t wait to go to the fair and gawk at your socks. we will take many pictures that day. 🙂 and stuff ourselves with many many fried foods. 🙂

  5. Teri S. Says:

    YEEEHAAAA! Congratulations! You must be thrilled. I’m thrilled! (If it wasn’t so danged early and I had more coffee, I’d be jumping up and down and twirling around the kitchen).

  6. P-la Says:

    I too am looking forward to seeing YOUR socks with YOUR ribbon!!! I can say I knew you when…

  7. mk Says:

    Congratulations Woman!!! I am so proud of you. I know a State Fair winner!!!

  8. Jody Says:

    Way to Go!!! I’m so impressed!!

  9. Betty from Denton Says:

    Awesome! You ARE a knitting goddess! (And didn’t you feel good when the Yarn Harlot admitted she hasn’t finished her Potowhatis socks, and you’re on your umpteenth pair)

    Texas award winning socks!!! Wow! Congrats!

  10. Hanane Says:

    GREAT JOB!!!!

    Way to go! Lefty and Righty! You are all grown up with a ribbon to boot,,no fighting over it, NOW and share with mom.

  11. Gina Says:

    Wow! That is really cool. I think I’m going some time next month and I’ll be sure to look for them.

  12. Rachel Says:

    Couldn’t have happened to nicer socks. Congrats Nancy!

  13. Michelle Says:

    Woo hoo and a kaching! (That was the cymbol at the end of the drumroll. But then you knew that.) It’s a shame you can’t see ribbon pinned to your socks under your pant leg. I hope you at least got two- one for each sock.

  14. Jo Says:

    Hey, Nance, thanks for the comment! I’m actually planning on heading in to the fair next weekend, so hopefully I’ll get to see the socks! Gotta have at least one turkey leg, though and ride on the Ferris Wheel! :=). Sock Wars continues, and I’m not dead yet!!!