Way back in July I finished these Dragon Breath socks out of Malabrigo in Persian colorway:
Last month our knitting group started talking about entering our knitting in the state and county fairs, after seeing what a dearth of knitting was entered back in July in the county fair. I didn't have a whole lot of different things finished, but I figured I could save my Malabrigo socks for the fair enter those at least.
I just got back from my Bend excursion and Helen (BlueDragon on Ravelry) called from the Oregon State Fairgrounds to say that my socks won a blue ribbon! Hoorah! I haven't been to the fair yet, so all I have is this picture she sent via her iPhone:
If you peer past the glare on the glass, you can kinda see them. I put them on sock blockers to show off the pattern better. Wonder if that helped? It does make them display nicely in the case.
Years ago I used to enter things in the State Fair. Sometimes there was an entry fee, sometimes not, some years winners got a few dollars in cash, some years not. I thought it'd be a hoot to give it a go again. Blue ribbon on the first try!