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Does this 2nd place ribbon make me look fat?

by Nanc filed under knitting on September 15, 2006 09:31 AM

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?)

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Posted by: Julia on September 15, 2006 12:58 PM

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!

Posted by: Petra on September 15, 2006 07:28 PM

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.)

Posted by: aubyn on September 15, 2006 07:55 PM

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.

Posted by: Jen da Purse Ho on September 16, 2006 02:33 AM

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. :)

Posted by: Teri S. on September 16, 2006 06:05 AM

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).

Posted by: P-la on September 17, 2006 08:43 PM

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

Posted by: mk on September 17, 2006 09:59 PM

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

Posted by: Jody on September 18, 2006 11:52 AM

Way to Go!!! I'm so impressed!!

Posted by: Betty from Denton on September 19, 2006 10:52 AM

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!

Posted by: Hanane on September 19, 2006 08:29 PM


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.

Posted by: Gina on September 20, 2006 12:23 PM

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

Posted by: Rachel on September 20, 2006 03:34 PM

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

Posted by: Michelle on September 22, 2006 03:05 PM

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.

Posted by: Jo on September 29, 2006 11:11 AM

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!!!

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