"You have won second prize in a beauty contest - collect $10"
In actuality, I won $7 (combined). I have to admit, I'm a spoiled brat with the praise for my knitting from you guys, and am just a bit disappointed that neither of the items took first place. I didn't get to go to the fair, so I have no idea what won first place in the sweater or mittens/gloves/hats categories. The items weren't returned with scorecards or comments of any kind, so I'll never know what the judges did and didn't like about them. Oh, well. I think I'll live. ;-) (And maybe use my earnings to buy the new Vogue Knitting, with all the pretty sock patterns. Which I can't submit to the fair next year, because they don't have a sock category.)
I am very proud of my little ribbons, and will probably leave them on Ingeborg and the mittens until it's wool wearing season again. I'm particularly pleased that they're not generic ribbons, but specific for the event. The state seal is very spiffy.
I haven't been getting much knitting done lately. I was hoping to finish the second Hedera sock this weekend, but the weather was actually nice, and I was able to do things other than plant myself with my ipod and knitting in the air conditioned room. I'm not going to complain about that one bit. I did fix and change the blog template. I was getting tired of the green, and noticed a lot more people using that generic Blogger template than before. I figured that if I were going to have the same generic Blogger template as other knitters, it may as well be a truly generic black and white template. No bells and whistles, and only actual blog content to catch the eye.
Well, that's it for today. I have a lot of knitting to do before I'll have enough material for my next post, so if you're impatient, do your best to send heat and rain my way. I'll be spending this week trying to figure out if my brilliant idea for the 6th Amazing Lace challenge is physically possible (it probably isn't, but I'll try anyway), and hoping that I finally hear back about my submission to Debbie Stoller's new book. Oh fer excitement!