On Friday, I took the day off and went to the Kentucky State Fair.
Mr. Martini and I had a great time. There was food (including fried green tomatoes, a lamb sandwich, and more we’ll get to later).
But for me, the main objective was to see my knitting entries in the display case. Like this one:
Wait, did you see that? Here’s a closer look:
That’s my February Lady Sweater, with the Third Place white ribbon on it! Woo-hoo!
I won’t lie, since I had no idea I’d won a ribbon before seeing the case, I did a little jig right there in the aisle. I received a hearty congratulations from a passing fairgoer, which was really sweet. I’m still a little shocked, but really, really happy!
As for my socks, well…
There they are, but they didn’t win anything. Considering that the winners were elaborate fair-isles, cabled knee-highs and a pair of argyle socks, I’m not too surprised or disappointed. But still, don’t they look nice all laid out and displayed like that? I’m still super proud of them.
After we checked out the other knitting categories, I looked at a few of the quilts, including the winners. They were spectacular.
I absolutely love how they display them in these huge cases. It really sets them apart from everything, and the quilters don’t have to worry about sticky fingers on their prized pieces.
Speaking of sticky fingers, we also tried some classic fair food while we were there:
On the left is a deep fried Twinkie, and on the right is a deep fried Snickers. This was something we wanted to try at least once, and figured there was no time like the present.
We each took a couple of bites, claimed them somewhat tasty but weird and way too rich, and then promptly got rid of them. Now we can say we tried them, and don’t have to wonder what they’d be like.
All in all, it was a great day. I’m sure we missed a lot, but we saw everything we wanted to see (except the animals – my allergies wouldn’t let me – boo!). The fair runs through Sunday the 29th, so if you’re in the area, I definitely suggest checking it out!
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